How to Follow the Tour de France via Social Media

The 99th Tour de France kicks off tomorrow, Saturday June 30 and with it comes a myriad of ways for fans to follow the action, be it on twitter, web or smart phone and television. Information is available via the official outlets, the teams, the riders and media outlets around the world and in many…

Tour de France Prologue Start Times

Seems a few are having trouble finding this Tour de France prologue start times – so here it is. (download pdf) All times are CEST. Time Rider Team 1 02:00 PM Tom Veelers ARG 2 02:01 PM Simon Gerrans OGE 3 02:02 PM Martin Velits OPQ 4 02:03 PM Andriy Grivko AST 5 02:04 PM…

Neben – “It’s been a long time so I’m happy”

Though Amber Neben has won some of the biggest time trial races in her career, including the World Championships in 2008 she had never claimed the national time trial title. That is until this year. Neben clocked the fastest time of 39:27, beating her lululemon-Specialized teammate Evelyn Stevens by less than one second. A reversal…

Elite Races and Photo Finish Culminate USA Nationals

The fifth and final day of the 2012 USA Cycling Elite, U23, Juniors & Paralympic Road National Championships on Sunday started with the juniors men 17-18 before concluding with the elite men’s and women’s races on the Major Matthew P. Burke, M.D. Championship Course at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga.

Huff Wins NVGP Stage 4

Coincidence? A few hours after joining the twitterverse, Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) pulled out the win in a chaotic finale at  the  Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, stage 4 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. “This is all because of Jeremy Powers, I wouldn’t be able to be here without him and forcing me to do it…

Cliff-Ryan Makes It Two At NVGP

Team TIBCO took it to the streets at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium where they launched attack after attack to try and disrupt Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies’ control of the field. Unfortunately, it was also a battle to avoid the numerous crashes that peppered the 28-lap race including one that forced a short neutralization. In…

Severe Weather Cancels NVGP Stage 3

Minutes after the Nature Valley Grand Prix stage 3 was canceled due to severe weather, the interwebs were abuzz with photos and videos showing why the decision was a good one. Teams driving back to Minneapolis/St-Paul were forced to the side of the road with white out conditions caused by the rain and wind. (See…

The Many Salutes Of Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan, of the Liquigas-Cannondale team, has been winning a lot and by a lot, I mean five stages at the Amgen Tour of California and four, so far, at the Tour de Suisse. The young Slovakian rider is fast, very fast, and also shows off different victory salutes – here are a few examples.…