28 July, 2008

Prof studies doping in cycling

UVM Professor Brian Gilley is starting to study why people dope in cycling.  He'll be looking through his anthropologist's lens, also as a former racer and current faculty advisor to the UVM cycling team.

UVM prof studies doping in pro cycling
BurlingtonFreePress.com - Burlington,VT,USA
It seems that during the 95th Tour de France, which concludes today, doping
has taken the leader's yellow jersey. The fact that riders continue to be
caught ...

Cervelo isn't going to amp production after Tour Win

More Canadian love for Cervelo.  This time we read they don't want to make a bigger brand thanks to Sastre's win. 

Winning Tour de France event was Canadian cycle-maker's dream ambition
The Canadian Press - TORONTO
TORONTO - Tired and wired after a party that lasted until 4 am, Phil
White had to make sure The Tour de France wasn't just a fantastic dream.

Writing to tell the world how little this columnist cares about the Tour

Got to admit, there's something ironic about a columnist who bothers to pen a column about how the Tour is irrelevant.  Maybe it's a plea for attention.   

JAMIE SAMUELSEN'S BLOG Without Lance Armstrong, Tour de France is ...
Detroit Free Press - United States
Has anything ever lost more relevance in sports so quickly than the Tour de
France? It was never relevant to start with. Lance was relevant, the Tour
wasn't ...

After finishing the Tour, it's time to Hike and mountain bike

That's what Adam Hansen is doing.  Not sure if the hunger is real, metaphoric, or both.

Hansen's Tour heroics trigger hunger
Cairns Post - Cairns,QLD,Australia
He admitted a gruelling year of racing which included the big three of the
Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Tour of Spain had taken a toll. ...

They danced the Conga in Sastre's Hometown

Isn't that what victory celebrations should be about?

Carlos Sastre´s hometown celebrates his Tour de France triumph
CCTV - Beijing,China
Hundreds erupted with cheers the minute his Tour de France victory became
official as the Spaniard led the final parade. Family, friends and elated
fans of ...

The Tour invades a Mariner's Game

An ESPN Senior Writer watches the Tour on his trainer rides.  He also thought that by going to a baseball game, he wouldn't have someone inadvertetntly inform him of hte winner of the Alpe d'Huez stage before he watched it on Tivo.  Wrong.  And like most observers, this writer doesn't feel the race was "doping scarred."

Thoughts on the Tour de France while waiting for next year to come
By Jim Caple I love the Tour de France, but 3:30 am starts on the West
Coast are beyond me (hell, who am I fooling, 9:30 am starts are beyond me
-- sleeping ...

60 Euros for inappropriate Urination

It is the Tour, and yet is the Tour getting all American on us?  Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated gives his thumbs up for this year's race and runs down the highlights, including the above, to one unlucky rider.

SI.com - USA
A dramatic, transformative Tour de France has been decided by one of the
narrowest margins in the 105-year history of the race. Cycling fans who've
been ...

A First for Canada at The Tour

A Canadian Bike Wins!  Will Evans join the people of South Park and Blame Canada?

Tour de France champ rides to win on Canadian bike
CTV.ca - Canada
A Canadian didn't win the Tour de France, but a Canadian bike did. Carlos
Sastre won the prestigious event Sunday, becoming the third Spainish rider
to win ...

le Tour de France en Minature

Burned out on finishing up the tour blogging for hte moment.  Crashing after the Flame Rouge, cracking on the final mountain, if you will.  This animated film gave me a chuckle.