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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 sadness as Alejandro Valverde, Fred Rodriguez and Eric Dekker all left the race with broken bones. Fred is the main lead-out man from the US for Aussie Robbie McEwen. Fast Freddy, as he is known fell badly with Dekker and first reports say that he broke his wrist while Dekker has done the same to some teeth. All three were personalities that the race badly needs, but the loss of Valverde means the loss of a real overall favourite. This, ironically, will favour the fortunes of American favourites George Hincapie, Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer, who today saw a danger man leave the Tour”.

This years tour seems to be getting ripped apart. First the doping dropouts, now the crashes. Lance is at home in Austin watching and commentating from afar, at least Thor Hushovd is hanging in there at 4th and Landis is still alive and in the top ten.

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 hit the finish line.

It was a chaotic sprint, and favorite Tom Boonen went too soon, and couldn’t go top 10 (cyclingnews.com says Boonen may also have hit a fan). Robbie McEwen switched off wheels from Hushovd to Boonen, and as he does, appeared in the thick of it at the last instant, but he waited a touch too long, and the French got their first stage win of the year: Jimmy Casper of Cofidis, who edged McEwen and Milram’s Erik Zabel.

Discovery Channel’s George Hincapie takes the race leadership, after a clever attack for an intermediate sprint that gave him 2 seconds bonus, against the possibility that none of the riders near the top of the GC competition would take bonus time from a top-3 finish on the day.

Kessler wins stage and Boonen is in yellow

Kessler gets his stage, Boonen gets his yellow jersey

Matthias Kessler attacked over the Cauberg and kept his lead to the line, avenging his last second loss yesterday, earning T-Mobile probably its first bright spot of the 2006 Tour. Booen won by a single second over Rogers. Lanis is in 7th.

Just 5 seconds behind, world time trial champion Michael Rogers led in a group of strongman sprinters. In 3rd on the day was Lampre’s Daniele Bennati, ahead of world champion Tom Boonen, who had made no secret of his intent to take today’s stage.

He can take solace in the yellow jersey, the first ever for the 25-year-old world road champion, as Thor Hushovd came in 62nd, at 17 seconds back.

Floyd Landis, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Bobby Julich, Christian Vande Velde, Carlos Sastre, Paolo Savoldelli, Yarolav Popovych, Jose Azevedeo, Denis Menchov, Andreas Klöden, David Millar, Sergei Honchare, Cadel Evans, and even Gilberto Simoni all made the break to come in 5 seconds behind Kessler.

Top 10:
1) Matthias Kessler, T-Mobile, in 4:57:54
2) Michael Rogers, T-Mobile, at :05
3) Daniele Bennati, Lampre, same time
4) Tom Boonen, QuickStep, s.t.
5) Erik Zabel, Milram, s.t.
6) Luca Paolini, Liquigas, s.t.
7) Oscar Freire, Rabobank, s.t.
8) Eddy Mazzoleni, T-Mobile, s.t.
9) Georg Totschnig, Gerolsteiner, s.t.
10) Fabian Wegmann, Gerolsteiner, s.t.

General Classification:
1) Tom Boonen, QuickStep
2) Michael Rogers, T-Mobile, at :01
3) George Hincapie, Discovery Channel, at :05
4) Thor Hushovd, Credit Agricole, at :07
5) Paolo Savoldelli, Discovery Channel, at :15
6) Daniele Bennati, Lampre, at :15
7) Floyd Landis, Phonak, at :16
8) Vladimir Karpets, Caisse d’Epargne, at :15
9) Sergei Honchar, T-Mobile, at :17
10) Matthias Kessler, T-Mobile, at :17

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About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response. It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 web sites. Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why. Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the web masters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.

We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.

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Watch the Tour de France in Austin Texas at Central Market

TourWatch 2005 at Central MarketSponsor Site

Listen to Tourwatch Podcasts VideoPodcast and photo gallery    help
Podcasts: Lance Armstrong does Q&A
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Austin’s Trek “TourWatch 2005” at Central Market; watch Lance go for number 7

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Austin, Texas – Paul Terry Walhus

Trek TourWatch 2005, a television viewing and podcasting party for the Tour de France, is now being held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24.  Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas (see map and directions below in this article). See event schedule to right. 

I conceived of the TourWatch 2005 as an event to bring Austin folks together and provide a creative outlet for established and new “podcasters”. I invited the Austin Podcasting Network to join with me in holding this event and Gilbert from Circuit City South Austin chipped in with all the big tvs and computers to run the event. Grande Communications pulled off a miracle by laying fiber optic cable to the event in record time and at considerable expense.

The TourWatch 2005 podcasts are now ready to roll. In the last few days I’ve done several podcast interviews with Dawn and Drew (the nations top podcasters), Bazzman and Hutch (Australia’s Dawn and Drew, just kidding, these guys are funny, insightful cycling and TDF commentators), and some great local Austin cyclists and Tour de France enthusiasts that I’ve met at Central Market. Velogal, our correspondent at the Tour.

I’ll also post the Cycling Insight guys recording of our interview because I suspect it will be of better quality than the one I did on the skype session.

Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Velogal talks about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 – TDF Tour Guide
Ted Arnold part 2
Ted Arnold part 3
Lance Armstrong Question and Answer from May 19 2005 – Windows Media Video Podcast

Coming Next: More from Central Market at the Trek Drink booth podcast table. And a report on how well the Austin Podcasting Network is handling the TourWatch 2005 Event I handed off to them.
The actual Tour of Texas cycling excursion will be held in October following the Ride for the Roses. I’m looking for volunteers and help on this event starting now. Please come by my table at Central Market and sign up if you would like to help with this event. I’m looking for a volunteers of all types.

I’m also looking for more Austin folks to interview (video podcast and audio podcast) so come by the Trek table if you have something to say and would like me to podcast it on this site. I’ll also be doing podcast interviews with more of the world’s top 50 podcasters. And I’ll be more than happy to help you get started if you are a budding podcaster by showing you how podcasts are done or by helping you create your own podcast.

The Discovery Network and Travel Channel sent a 2 person crew (Bill Delano and Talia Pulver) to produce a reality show on the Trek TourWatch 2005 Event.  Bill and Talia are in Austin from June 28th through July 3rd. Their “reality documentary” will air in September and will include character pieces on Rob Sartin (LAF Pelton Project) and Robs son Spencer , Paul Terry Walhus (TW2005 Founder) and a surprise character. 

KEYE TV 42‘s Allison Smith did a special newscast called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on Sunday, June 26 when we started setting up our equipment for the event.  Allison’s segment includes and interview with Paul Terry Walhus, a live interview with Ted Arnold and some nice shots of Spencer Sartin.

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central.  The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

Fox 7 Sports Dennis de la Pena  interviewed Paul Terry Walhus at Central Market on July 1 as part of their live coverage of the TourWatch 2005 event.

The TourWatchTM 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas  The event is sponsored by Grande CommunicationsCircuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Sport Club, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).   

Newsweek is carrying a piece about the event called Sports Tour de Lance in the June 26 issue, on news stands soon.  It’s in an article about Tour watching parties all over the US.

lance073.jpg

The TourWatch 2005 will  be showing the Tour de France on two 61″ large screen high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and over the Internet.



Central Market, Grande Communications, AustinCast, the Spring, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness, the Tour of Texas, Trek Sports Drink and Circuit City are the prime sponsors of the event.  The Event is being produced by Paul Terry Walhus.  Walhus and Stephen Dulaney are co-chairs of the event. 


TourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities. 


lance207.jpgRepresentatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.


The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype.  The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.


If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast.  Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast.


We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv.  So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show.


Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details. 


We’re very happy with the way our video of Lance’s sendoff event on June 19th came out.  The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his talk, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (“race toward the city limits signs”).  He plans to stay fit and active.


We’re excited about TourWatch 2005.  We hope you join us at this event in July.  We hope you join our organizing committee and volunteer to help set this up. Email touroftexas@touroftexas.com


wannabe bike girl

wannabe bike girl

A friend of mine who lives in Germany messaged me this morning (my time) and asked if I’d heard about Ullrich. I hadn’t, so she told me. It seems that Armstrong has been trying to get Ullrich to join Discovery. German news reported that Ullrich was leaving T-Mobile for Discovery. (It’s in German, but you can use http://world.altavista.com to translate it like I did.)

TourWatch2005 Press Release

Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas.  The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central.  The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

lance073.jpgThe Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas  The event sponsored by Grande CommunicationsCircuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).   

The TourWatch 2005 will  be showing the Tour de France on two 61″ large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet. 


The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour.  Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.


lance207.jpgTourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities. 


Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).


The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype.  The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.


If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast.  Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv.  So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details. 


Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com      


Tour de France Showings at Central Market, Austin, TX
 
July 2 – 24


Ongoing Coverage

Pre-race 7:30 – 8 am
Live 8 – 10:30 am
Re-air 11 – 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 – 6 pm

Pre-Race Show
7 – 7:30 pm

Primetime Coverage
7:30 – 10 pm
11 – 1:30 am

 


All times Central Standard Time

Tour Watch 2005 Event

We’re looking for volunteers. If you’d like to help with the event (and you don’t have to be in Austin, Texas to help), email volunteer@touroftexas.com We’re very happy with the way our podcast and video of Lance’s sendoff event on May 19, 2005 in Austin, Texas came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his interview, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (“race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active. TourWatch 2005 will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market in Austin, Texas from July 2 through 24, it will be a public viewing party of the Tour de France. We’ll have a large screen television which will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities. Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations. We need volunteers for the event in Austin and around the world. Email volunteer@touroftexas.com