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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 29, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Hard to get excited about a sport where everyone rides under a cloud of suspicion.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 29, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
I'm in it for the scenery.

Charles Pelkey does live updates (via text and images) for each day. You can also read them later on.

He's very good and provides a good perspective. The Red Kite Prayer site has overall good writing too. They have the technical stuff (how to), but also write a lot about the "feel" part.

http://redkiteprayer.com/author/charles-pelkey/

Eric

P.S. Red Kite Prayer comes from the flag indicating the last kilometer of a state race.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jun 29, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
It's about time a sport embrace modern science completely.

Yep, I can see it now . . . Get ready for the GMO Games!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 29, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
In day 1 the blood doper took the lead

day 2 the HGH guys made a push..

Day 3??? Amphetamines?

Only time will tell

OMG is that a female??? Are those TITS or intravenous oxygen cannisters??? SHE did it all and is kickin ass......
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Takes my vote for the strangest final 3 K of a TDF stage.
You could hear it echoing from all the race radios. What?
WTF!
WTF?
WTF?
WTF!
Roger!
WTF!
Repete!
WTF!
Copy?
WTF?
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:16am PT
cyclingnews.com offers good live coverage. They switch out the presenters from time to time so you get different perspectives which is nice so you aren't just getting one view. Here's the link:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/
Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:16am PT

Strange stage, TDF clearance issues are usually horizontal.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Try this site,will be using it to watch Brazil/Spain tomorrow.

Go to "other" for possible tour coverage @ 4:15 a.m pt

http://www.firstrow1.eu/sport/others.html








climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:22am PT
does it show them shooting up.. that's the part I wanna see.
command error

Trad climber
Colorado
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:42am PT
After all the Lance drama I'm afraid the power of subjective thought
is filtering the tv images I see making the riders look ordinary,
clean, and slow.

Can we have the old exciting Tour back?

WTF

climber
Jun 30, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Today is going to be one tough stage.

Was I,the only one who,saw all that rock on Corsica. Bite me where I pee that looked like some sick,rock and while that was good those beaches looked amazing.

Add this island to the bucket list.

But seriously Corsica is a tough place to race and the hills are not long drawn out accents they are steep, short and hard.

The crash at 4 k to go was scary that guy almost ate that lamp post.
Strange stage but what your not seeing are the hundreds of vehicles in front of the race. It's a rolling carnival. Circus like and add clowns to a serious event and you get your bus stuck under the banner. That poor guy felt like crap you could tell he was not happy.

The new generation of riders will end doping and save this sport. They have too!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Yes, I'm glad that fellow avoided the post . . . pretty nasty crash but fortunately it looks like everyone will continue.

Vive Le Tour

Performance enhancement indeed!
Performance enhancement indeed!
Credit: Kalimon
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:49am PT
That was a fantastic finish today. I was sure he was going to get swallowed up by the bunch but he held it. Bravo!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Best finish I've seen in years!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
http://vimeo.com/21306164
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Was I,the only one who,saw all that rock on Corsica. Bite me where I pee that looked like some sick,rock and while that was good those beaches looked amazing.

Add this island to the bucket list.

But seriously Corsica is a tough place to race and the hills are not long drawn out accents they are steep, short and hard.

Col de la Bavella has some really nice granite climbing. Also some good sport climbing in the Gorges de Restefond.

Yes, there are some short road climbs, but nothing really steep. Also, there are some longer road climbs up to 3000' of gain but, again, nothing really steep.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jun 30, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
I'm in it for the scenery.

I hear you. Now I need to find the racer with 'tits' - maybe to see if mine are all that bad.

This could be a fun tour. For now though, I'm going to get on my bicycle!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Great finish today! Scenery was great and the solo at the end held of the peloton!

No dogs were killed, but the owners should get the back of the pimp hand for letting their dog off the leash!

Allez!

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 1, 2013 - 09:58am PT


Anyone know what happened to Wenatchee's own Tyler Farrar. He wasn't on the TdF start list. The last mention I find of him on the net is his 4th stage win at the Tour of California.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 1, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Ajaccio, yesterday!
2013 - Tour de France in Corsica
2013 - Tour de France in Corsica
Credit: nutstory
Ajaccio, this morning!
2013 - Tour de France in Corsica
2013 - Tour de France in Corsica
Credit: nutstory
With best wishes from Corsica,
Stephane / Nuts Museum
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