24 July, 2008

IHT gives love to Team Columbia

'bout time someone noticed that Columbia, formerly High Road, is winning on the new formula that isn't so new.  Since the Herald Tribune is owned by the NY Times, and Wyatt reports on the Tour for them, it wouldn't be a surprise if this story appeared there, too.

With new burnish, young team glows in Tour de France
International Herald Tribune - France
By Edward Wyatt SAINT-ÉTIENNE, France: Bob Stapleton brought his cycling
team to the Tour de France with a new team name, new uniforms, a new
sponsor, ...

See the Tour from a Chopper; pay through the nose

Looks like viewing stages from a private helicopter is the new high-end way to watch the Tour.  There appear to be no shortage of people lining up for the expensive treat.

One heli of a way to view the Tour de France
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
CADEL Evans is hard to pick out in the peloton from above, but watching the
Tour de France wind through the Alps from a helicopter takes your breath
away. ...

Danish Premier rides l'Alpe d'Huez

And his name is Rasmussen.  No relation to the doper Rasmussen.  Don't know why the cycling press didn't get this one.

Danish premier to test ride part of Tour de France stage
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Copenhagen (dpa) - Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Ramussen was Thursday
set to test ride part of the tough mountain stage in the ongoing Tour de
France, ...

bloomberg news: TdF Health depends on sponsors

A no-brainer for anyone who knows cycling.  Possibly an eye-opener for those who don't.

Tour de France Health Depends on (Your Ad Here
Bloomberg - USA
The folks with the real power, the ones who can ensure that the Tour de
France isn'ta haven for cheats, live in the board rooms of companies like

Courrier-Dunkerque Wins 2008 Tour de France

The sailing race.

Courrier Dunkerque winner of the 2008 Tour de France
Adonnante.com (Communiqué de presse) - France
Souben's crew was assured to win the race after the second leg of the
dayŠ so finished only twentieth in the last race of the Tour de France
Sailing Race! ...