2011 Tour de France

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby JV911 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:42 am

SBS Live Site at The Bike & Lifestyle show (Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park)

As a premium partner of the The Bike & Lifestyle Show, SBS have teamed up to deliver a first-of-its-kind Tour de France Live Site on Friday night - July 22 - including bar facilities, for the historic Alpe d'Huez climb which will see the winner of the general classification determined.

This presents the perfect opportunity to grab your cycling friends or family together after work to take in all that the Bike & Lifestyle Show offers before enjoying a beverage at the SBS Tour de France Live Site into the early hours as the race unfolds on the big screen.

Renowned for its large and frenetic crowds, Alpe d'Huez has been a stage finish at Le Tour almost every year since 1976, although absent from the route in both 2009 and 2010, the first time since then that it has missed two consecutive years. It returns this year in preparation for the race's 100th anniversary in 2013.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby bianchi928 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:25 pm

ss--ss wrote:Hi does anyone know when the official tdf magazine comes out here? I've had a look at the local newsagency but not available yet?


According to Ride REview twitter - In stores Monday 20/6 at the latest
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby l45er » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:26 pm

What is the Eurosport coverage (on Fox Sports in Aus) like for the TDF? Do they show the whole of each stage?

Thinking the free Foxtel on Xbox 360 offer for a month could be perfect for watching the Tour on Eurosport. Just have to hold out signing up so the 1 month doesn't expire before the tour finishes.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby jules21 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:25 pm

l45er wrote:Do they show the whole of each stage?

do you seriously want to watch the first hours of each stage, before the peloton winds up?
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby l45er » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:00 pm

jules21 wrote:do you seriously want to watch the first hours of each stage, before the peloton winds up?


Unfortunately I can't stay up all night watching le tour and SBS coverage doesn't generally start until 10pm or later. I'd rather watch some cycling at 7-8pm than the other rubbish that is on FTA TV.

I know there are morning and evening highlight shows on SBS but they tend to be a little bit brief.

Eurosport's program guide doesn't extend far enough forward to see what their coverage will be like yet unfortunately.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Fresh » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:04 pm

l45er wrote:
jules21 wrote:do you seriously want to watch the first hours of each stage, before the peloton winds up?


Unfortunately I can't stay up all night watching le tour and SBS coverage doesn't generally start until 10pm or later. I'd rather watch some cycling at 7-8pm than the other rubbish that is on FTA TV.

I know there are morning and evening highlight shows on SBS but they tend to be a little bit brief.

Eurosport's program guide doesn't extend far enough forward to see what their coverage will be like yet unfortunately.


Download the stages the next day on torrent and dont read the news on the results till you watch it!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby jules21 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:18 pm

eurosport and other european broadcasters will televise live Tour stages. steephill.tv will point you in the right direction. there's not much going on though, until the 2nd half of most stages.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:33 am

Team announcements starting up - Quickstep:

Tom Boonen (BEL)
Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
Gerald Ciolek (GER)
Kevin De Weert (BEL)
Dries Devenyns (BEL)
Addy Engels (NED)
Jerome Pineau (FRA)
Gert Steegmans (BEL)
Niki Terpstra (NED)


More interesting however... and with the recent discussion on photographers covering the tour (Gerard Vroomens blog post) I noted on the letour website that there are 240 accredited photographers covering the race. Obviously not all on motorbikes. They are beaten by 260 camera 'men'.


Back to the riders - when I get more time I want to take a closer look at which Aussie cyclists are likely to take part this year.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby hannos » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:59 am

BMC Racing Team Tour de France Roster (July 2-24)
Brent Bookwalter (USA),
Marcus Burghardt (GER),
Cadel Evans (AUS),
George Hincapie (USA),
Amaël Moinard (FRA),
Steve Morabito (SUI),
Ivan Santaromita (ITA),
Manuel Quinziato (ITA) and
Michael Schär (SUI).
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:10 pm

Hi

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:16 pm

No FELTs in the years TDF :(
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby roller » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:48 pm

bianchi928 wrote:
ss--ss wrote:Hi does anyone know when the official tdf magazine comes out here? I've had a look at the local newsagency but not available yet?


According to Ride REview twitter - In stores Monday 20/6 at the latest


Anyone received their pre-ordered copy of this yet?

I'm still waiting for mine, but i believe it's in the shops.

which is ass-about if you ask me.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby hannos » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:07 pm

roller wrote:
bianchi928 wrote:
ss--ss wrote:Hi does anyone know when the official tdf magazine comes out here? I've had a look at the local newsagency but not available yet?


According to Ride REview twitter - In stores Monday 20/6 at the latest


Anyone received their pre-ordered copy of this yet?

I'm still waiting for mine, but i believe it's in the shops.

which is ass-about if you ask me.



I bought mine from the local newsagent on Monday. I would have thought a pre-order would have been delivered before general release.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby igstar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:23 pm

When do all the teams have to be confirmed by? I know a few have been released so far.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby roller » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:50 pm

hannos wrote:I bought mine from the local newsagent on Monday. I would have thought a pre-order would have been delivered before general release.


indeed, which is why i'm wondering if anyone else is in the same boat, i figure if it's just me then i'll chase them up, if others are in the same situation i'll do . . um. . nothing. :?
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Aushiker » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:05 pm

roller wrote:
hannos wrote:I bought mine from the local newsagent on Monday. I would have thought a pre-order would have been delivered before general release.


indeed, which is why i'm wondering if anyone else is in the same boat, i figure if it's just me then i'll chase them up, if others are in the same situation i'll do . . um. . nothing. :?


Stand by for the Australia Post excuse. This is the one used in the past when this has happened. They where supposed to have fixed this last year IIRC.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby HAKS » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:30 pm

Team Sky:

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Juan Antonio Flecha
Simon Gerrans
Christian Knees
Ben Swift
Geraint Thomas
Rigoberto Urán
Bradley Wiggins
Xabier Zandio

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Jani Brajkovic
Chris Horner
Markel Irizar
Andreas Klöden
Levi Leipheimer
Dmitriy Muravyev
Sérgio Paulinho
Yaroslav Popovych
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:38 pm

Omega Pharma Lotto just released

Gilbert Philippe
Greipel André (Ger)
Lang Sebastian (Ger)
Roelandts Jürgen
Sieberg Marcel (Ger)
Van den Broeck Jurgen
Van de Walle Jurgen
Vanendert Jelle
Willems Frederik
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby jules21 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:41 pm

HAKS wrote:Team Sky:
Simon Gerrans

good news. hopefully he gets to go for a stage win
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Zynster » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:35 am

Bicycle brands in the Tour.

Specialized: Astana, HTC Highroad, Saxobank-Sungard
Trek: Leopard-Trek, Radioshack
Pinarello: Movistar, Sky
Kuota: Ag2R-La Mondiale
BMC: BMC
Orbea: Euskaltel-Euskadi
Cervelo: Garmin-Cervelo
Focus: Katusha
Willier: Lampre-Farnese Vini
Cannondale: Liquigas-Cannondale
Canyon: Omega Pharma-Lotto
Merckx: Quick Step
Giant: Rabobank
Ridley: Vacansoleil
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby HAKS » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:28 am

Missed these 4 ;)

Colnago - Europcar
Lapierre - FDJ
Look - Cofidis
TIme - Saur-Sojasun
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:22 am

jules21 wrote:
HAKS wrote:Team Sky:
Simon Gerrans

good news. hopefully he gets to go for a stage win


Ditto. I suppose it depends on when Wiggins blows up. Hopefully he avoids the bleeding carrots this year !!!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby jules21 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:27 am

MichaelB wrote:Ditto. I suppose it depends on when Wiggins blows up. Hopefully he avoids the bleeding carrots this year !!!

i suppose they needed someone for the hills when rogers came down with glandular fever (?) again. wiggo looks good this year though - unclear whether he'll fall off the back.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:33 pm

MichaelB wrote:
jules21 wrote:
HAKS wrote:Team Sky:
Simon Gerrans

good news. hopefully he gets to go for a stage win


Ditto. I suppose it depends on when Wiggins blows up. Hopefully he avoids the bleeding carrots this year !!!


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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby HAKS » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:16 pm

Fastasy comp is open, BNA league a goa this year? Separate thread like last year...?

Edit: opps didn't see the thread started a few weeks ago

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/ho ... ?cid=23218


Mod edit: details and instructions for accessing and joining the Australian Cycling Forums league in this thread >
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