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Tour de France 2011

Why does it not surprise me that Alexandre Vinokourov (“Vino” “the flying forehead”) made a big move in today’s stage of the Tour de France? He’s always been a favorite of mine, second only to Thor Hushovd the Norwegian who has been in the yellow Jersey for several days now. With Contador so far out […]

Lance makes it to the Tour de France podium!

Alberto, Andy and Armstrong! Lance Armstrong made it to third place on the Tour de France podium by holding his own with Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck on the slopes of the vaunted Mt Ventoux and the next to the last stage of the 2009 Tour.  Today, Lance, barring the unforeseen, will stand on the […]

Lance to ride on “Team Radio Shack”

As we watch the Tour Time trial today, the breaking news sprung by Austin Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton is that Lance’s team next year with be Team Radio Shack! To quote Suzanne, “In addition, the domain site teamradioshack.com was registered this week by an employee of Capital Sports and Entertainment. That’s the Austin-based company which has […]

Tour de France 2009 – Contador “show of force”?

We’re deep in to the Tour today.  I’m watching it at my new office on Lavaca on the U-verse TV Versus channel 1640 in high def (the first time the race has been broadcast in high definition).   I watch the Tour as much for the spectacular aerial views of the French countryside as much as […]

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now. We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com Tags: austin, texas, sports, webcam, webcast, lifecast, streaming, […]

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now. We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com Tags: austin, texas, sports, webcam, webcast, lifecast, streaming, […]

Is this the Flying Forehead’s Year?

I draw this quote from the Tour de France for the rest of us blog: VINO IN THE CATBIRD SEAT. It seems to me that Alexandre Vinokourov . . . put himself in the catbird seat with his 7th-place finish today. The rest of the best will be chasing for more than a week just […]

Cancellara got jersey, now he wants his luggage

I have to admit I missed the tv coverage on Versus of today’s Tour. My day was dominated by the mega-gorific “Live Earth” concert which ran for nearly 24 hours. Cycling is certainly an earth saving activity, and the concert had quite a few short films which extolled the virtues of riding a bike. In […]

Swiss cyclist takes Tour de France prologue

Cancellera, 26-year-old Swiss, will be the first to wear the yellow jersey after beating German Andreas Kloeden of the Astana team by 13 seconds. American George Hincapie of the Discovery Channel came home third. Fabian Cancellara. Photo EFE Swiss Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team won the 7.9-km prologue of the Tour de France on the […]

Liggett on Landis

Liggett on Landis: “I believe he will win his appeal” from Tour de France 2005: Discovery announces final TdF team  by Frank Steele cbs4denver.com | Voice Of The Tour De France Supports Floyd Landis Appearing in Colorado, voice of the Tour (in English) Phil Liggett said Monday he thinks Floyd Landis will be cleared of […]