Twitter and Viewing the Tour de France

Watching sports has changed forever. Social media has done this. I no longer need to run to the box scores for baseball game details or turn to ESPN for game updates. I simply pop open Twitter for updates and sporting tidbits. Watching live sporting events with Twitter is now the norm. All of the cycling…

Twitterverse on Olympic women road race

Dynamic. Exciting. Thrilling. These are some of the words used to describe the women’s road race at the London 2012 Olympic Games.   Attacks flew early in the race with the aggressive Dutch team  launching moves and counter-moves. But they were not the only one, the Americans, British, Italians covered and also sent riders up the…

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…

Tweet Your Maglia Rosa

Earlier today, the Giro d’Italia launched their ‘Tweet Your Maglia Rosa’ project along with a facebook vote to choose the 2012 design for the leader’s jersey, the Maglia Rosa. Once again, RCS Sport Cycling events which owns the Giro d’Italia along withe other races, show that they get social media, they use it to not…

Why #Hashtags Matter

Throughout the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last week, the #hashtag confusion, along with the non-descript official event name, led to the creation of silly names to identify the race on twitter. Though meant to be harmless fun, it highlighted an underlying event identity issue which needs to be clear and easily recognizable. A muddled social…

@JeremyPowers and 140 Characters

Jeremy Powers is that unique professional cyclist who competes both during the road season for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda and in the 2011 cyclocross season for the Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team. Powers had a very successful 2010. Not only did he win the overall jersey at the Green Mountain Stage Race during…

@neilroad And 140 Characters

Neil Browne alerts all who follow him on Twitter, “WARNING: requires a sense of humor.” That is the essence of his Twitter feed. Browne, a former editorial director of a national cycling magazine, now a free lance journalist and founder of Carolina Cycling News, disseminates information and humor daily…if not hourly. “I got into Twitter really…

@BMCProTeam And 140 Characters

We last reported on Jonathan Vaughters’ (@Vaughters), CEO and Director Sportif, Garmin Cervelo, conversational use of Twitter. Vaughters uses Twitter as a communication tool. He is able to get his side of an issue directly to fans and the media. On the professional team side, BMC Racing Team is really the only professional team that…

@Vaughters And 140 Characters

We have long been advocates of social media here at PodiumInsight. We were the first site to provide live domestic race updates for both men and women races via @podium_live on Twitter and the first to provide live interactive interviews. It’s very much the way sports fans are requesting and receiving their sporting news. When…