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July 3, 2010 9:49 AM   Subscribe

I've drifted away from following the Tour de France over the last few years, and would like to get back into it this year. What's the best (web-based) way of doing this?

Throughout the 90s and early 00s I avidly followed the Tour de France every year. I read the papers and would watch the highlights or live stages on TV, but I now live in Argentina and I can't count on there being decent TV coverage. So I need good web coverage (both words and pictures) - what do you recommend?
posted by jontyjago to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Cyclingfans is your best bet for internet video streams. Some are official, some are not so official, but you'll usually find one that works.

For written coverage, try Cyclingnews or Velonews. Podiumcafe is a very good community blog, with lively discussion and interesting sidebar links.
posted by afx237vi at 9:56 AM on July 3, 2010


PS, the Podiumcafe threads are much easier to follow if you create an account, log in, and use the Z key to navigate between comments. It's a very clever system.
posted by afx237vi at 9:58 AM on July 3, 2010


versus.com has a subscription package for US $29.95.
posted by JimN2TAW at 10:35 AM on July 3, 2010


JimN2TAW, do you know where to go on the versus site to find that? I'm on there now and it's a clusterfuck.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:11 AM on July 3, 2010


Spikeleeetc: https://tracker.versus.com/signup
posted by xueexueg at 11:57 AM on July 3, 2010


That versus thing looked promising. Available in US & Canada only unfortunately.
posted by jontyjago at 12:20 PM on July 3, 2010


I watched the prologue http://www.justin.tv/bigbossman88

Worked pretty good. I just googled and picked some random link.
posted by klanawa at 2:03 PM on July 3, 2010


Here is a wiki from wired.com that covers exactly this topic: http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Follow_The_Tour_De_France_Online
posted by Arlecchino at 7:35 PM on July 3, 2010


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