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Freakonomics: rogue economist dissects Tour de France

July 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Freakonomics: rogue economist dissects Tour de France

This is a “recommended read”.  Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explore the hidden site of everything, in this case, the reason Americans dominate the Tour de France. Here’s an excerpt, and I highly recommend you click on the link at the end to read the rest of the story, the comments especially. Why […]

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Landis brings home the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France

July 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Landis brings home the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France

The French rite of summer has just come to a close and the modest county, Mennonite kid from San Diego has brought home the gold, the yellow jersey.  Floyd Landis made the mostly ceremonial ride in to Paris today. There’s something to be said for a sports event that lasts for 23 days, like the […]

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Floyd Landis – Superman? from worst to best in one day

July 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Floyd Landis – Superman? from worst to best in one day

Two days ago Floyd Landis had one French newspapers depicted at the “worst performance in Tour history”. (pictured left on the podium with Bernard Hinault the five time Tour winner) Yesterday, Floyd had what may be called the best peformance in Tour de France history. The 30-year-old Landis, who said two weeks ago that he […]

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Floyd Landis amazing recovery

July 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Floyd Landis amazing recovery

“I am here to win the Tour de France” was the reply given when he was asked to comment on his amazing comeback in today’s stage of the tour de france at the podium. At the start of the last mountain stage, the favourites for the yellow jersey were, the current holder Oscar Perreiro, Menchov, Carlos Sastre, […]

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Lance Armstrong, Cat Osterman, Vince Young and Matthew McConaughey at the espy’s

July 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Lance Armstrong, Cat Osterman, Vince Young and Matthew McConaughey at the espy’s

Vince Young and Cat Osterman: Big 12 Athletes of the Year Vince Young and Cat Osterman have been named the Big XII Players of the Year. Vince Young led his team to a last minute victory in the Rose Bowl and became the first person to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards […]

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Tour de France alp d’Huez – the moment of truth has arrived

July 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Tour de France alp d’Huez – the moment of truth has arrived

Alp d’Huez – the first major climbs of the Tour de Francepicture left – “No dad, I beat you by 30 minutes on Alp D’Huez, not 20 minutes.” a tour watcher at TourWatch 2005 at Central Market.  You’ll see more of this little scene in the world premiere of our upcoming video podcast of TourWatch 2005 […]

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Tour de France Stage 5 – flying Australian

July 6th, 2006 · Comments Off on Tour de France Stage 5 – flying Australian

Austin, Texas – Last year we were sitting at Central Market watching the Tour de Lance and this year we are at home watching OLN channel 470 on Time Warner (and getting more work done). OLN is doing their usual terrific job. Beauvais to Caen – The fifth stage of the 2006 Tour de France […]

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Is this the broken Tour?

July 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Is this the broken Tour?

http://www.olntv.com/tdf/ said it If at first you don’t succeed, keep on trying. This was the motto of Matthias Kessler who stuck to his guns and won the classic stage from Esch-dur-Alzette in Luxembourg to Valkenberg in Holland. The previous day he had been wiped out just 50 years from the line, but not this time. […]

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Is the Tour getting ripped to pieces?

July 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Is the Tour getting ripped to pieces?

http://olntv.com comments: “The previous day he had been wiped out just 50 years from the line, but not this time. It seems a lot of riders were tired after over 10 hours beneath a very hot sun in the past two days. But behind the joy of a German winner, the was a lot of […]

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Hincape was in yellow for a spell

July 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Hincape was in yellow for a spell

Casper the stage, Hincapie in yellow, Hushovd injured in sprint Race leader Thor Hushovd was taken away in an ambulance at the end of Stage 1 in Strasbourg. It appeared that Hushovd, sprinting right along the right edge of the road, caught a fan’s green hand-shaped cardboard cut out, slicing his arm just before he […]

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