Tour De France 2010

kpykc

Speeding Up
Jun 13, 2007
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Ah yes it's this time of the year already! Byebye sweet dreams - hail the Tour until 2am :)

What are your picks, gentlemen?
My bet for the podium is Contador/Menchov/Schleck
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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For all you iPhone users

See all the action LIVE from the 2010 Tour de France with the Official iPhone Application. This is a must have for cycling fans this July to stay up to date with the race as it happens. Get streaming highlight videos of every stage, LIVE minute-by-minute race updates, Real-Time GPS Tracking of where the riders and breakaways are on the course, customizable push alerts for key events in the race, and daily race results & standings.

Features:

• Highlight videos of every stage (streaming over 3G and Wifi)
• LIVE GPS Tracking showing the riders and time gaps of breakaways
• LIVE Race Status and Twitter updates to follow the race when you can’t watch
• Customizable Push Alerts for Breaking News, Favorite Riders, Start of Live Video, and Finish.
• Results and Daily Standings of each stage
• Photos from each stage.
• Rider profiles
• Detailed profiles of all stages and categorized climbs

*The Tour de France starts on July 3rd. Videos, Live Updates, and Rider Lists will only be available in the app once the Race begins on July 3rd.
A little pricey and Im wondering what will become of the app after the Tour but with live coverage, videos and the works makes it perfect for watchin the Tour anywhere!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/official-tour-de-france-live/id377948573?mt=8
 
Sep 2, 2009
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Hi

I don't have a TV, just a load of computers, so I was wondering if there was a place online I can get HD streaming of the Tour.

Willing to pay for it, for the whole tour. Will just leave it on and soak it in!

So, any hints or links will be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Owen
 
Sep 2, 2009
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might try VERSUS TV in the US (the old OLN). I heard they are trying an upscale on line service - live HD, tour tracker, stats, etc.. Not looked into myself, but might be worth a looksy. its $30 USD, however.

https://tracker.versus.com/login
That is only available to those living in the USA or Canada. You can start messing around with proxies, etc, but that is a pain in the arse.
 

Deej

Maximum Pace
Oct 13, 2007
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Setagaya
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My guess is that it's his name in Chinese, with the characters pronounced in Cantonese, not Mandarin. The first character is pronounced "mi" in Mandarin, and is probably similar in Cantonese. But the last two characters do not yield a "David"-like sound in Mandarin (such as Dawei -- commonly adopted by Davids), so I'm guessing its Cantonese.
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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Yes its Chinese, Milllar grew up in Hong Kong and his father still lives in Sai Kung.

The Chinese characters are apparently his name written twice.
 

chazzer

Speeding Up
Nov 23, 2006
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Me too. My satellite dish is down cos my building is being repainted. An online link would be greatly appreciated.
My recommendation is http://www.thebox.bz/main.php
It is not real-time (it is a torrent site) but the ITV highlights with excellent commentary from Phil Liggett are almost always there as well as the whole stage with Eurosport with Sean Yates at the mic. Just browse on Sport.

On the web the ITV 4 site is great but I don`t know if it is viewable real-time in Japan.

http://www.itv.com/sport/tourdefrance/newsandvideo/howtofollowtourdefrance2010withitv/

Cheers everyone,

chazzer
 
Jan 14, 2007
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japanichiban.com
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2 countries tonight.
Will the wind come in to play on the coast?
Splintered peleton?
Full speed, take no hostages?
Or a causal...lets take it easy till we get to the last 20km?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/97th-tour-de-france-gt/stage-1

Hoping McEwen has recovered to at least give Cav and others a run.
It may be his last tour if he doesn't find good form.

A little bump of a hill near the end to make sure all the sprinters are up near the front nice and early.
 

andywood

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Apr 8, 2008
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Best way to get hooked up to the tour (or any race for that mater) is via cyclingfans.com

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

in my experience it takes a while to get a decent link, so once you have one you should keep with it

also, don't worry about languages as you can open a second window with the "eurosport audio" feed quite easily (although the timing may be a bit off)

enjoy!

andy
 
Jan 14, 2007
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japanichiban.com
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