July 05, 2010

Petacchi Wins Tour De France First Stage: Italy's Alessandro Petacchi won the first stage of the Tour de France, a 223.5-km ride from Rotterdam Sunday in which many of the favorites crashed.

posted by rcade to other at 08:43 AM - 8 comments

Handy little window with live tracking of each stage here if you want to keep up to date in real time.

posted by JJ at 08:46 AM on July 05, 2010

I guess they don't sell dog leashes in France!

Imagine you've focused your entire season on the Tour, and you get taken out by a dog because some moron doesn't own a leash.

posted by BikeNut at 08:51 AM on July 05, 2010

It's just a quirk of the race. Not like it hasn't happened before. More than once.

posted by JJ at 09:14 AM on July 05, 2010

Did you know that you can track the HTC team with Google, gives location and will even tell you the speed that they are riding and what their heart rate is.

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:11 PM on July 05, 2010

Cavendish's readings must have been interesting at the end of yesterday. Does Google have an abbreviation for "on his arse in the middle of the road"?

posted by JJ at 02:20 PM on July 05, 2010

Last year a number of riders tweeted enthusiastically throughout the race, but they seem to have been silenced. Michael Rogers seems to building up an entertaining grudge with Cavendish though.

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:45 PM on July 05, 2010

There's still a handy number of Tweeting riders in this year's Tour de France. Robbie Hunter is particularly entertaining.

posted by afx237vi at 06:19 PM on July 05, 2010

Loved yesterday's stage - a French breakaway winner, most of the pack hitting the deck on a slippery descent and then having a very French huff about it and refusing to race at the end.

posted by JJ at 04:04 AM on July 06, 2010

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