30 June 2011

Recommended Reading & Viewing: The Tour de France is here

Recommended reading this week
What the riders have to say - voices of some of the riders ahead of the Tour de France
Hardly Serious with Jens Voigt
Pushing 40, and Getting Faster - Chris Horner
Jens Speaks pre tour video interview with Frankie Andreu Thor spoke too
Training for Tour de France an uphill climb for the lucky few - Michael Barry (not racing)

For a complete list of all sources for watching and reading about the 2011 Tour de France please read Where and how to watch the Tour de France

At the Race
BikeSnobNYC Tour de France 2011 Viewer’s Guide
New Technology at the 2011 tour de France
Stay up-to-date with more tech new from Nick Legan at VeloNews 
See all the new bikes at this year's Grand Tours at 2011 ProTeam Bikes
New Bikes and Tech at the Tour de France Team Time Trial 
2011 Tour de France Time Trail Bikes (Oz Cycling)

Fabian Cancellara's new TDF time trial bike, the Trek Speed Concept 9.9
graphics on Fabian's top tube
Leopard Trek also has a new road bike the Trek Madone 6.9 SSL
Radioshack will have 4 GC contenders on this new Trek Madone
Cervelo also has a new aero road bike appearing at this years TDF
Cervelo S5
Check out the Cervelo S5 video
Specialized new Tarmac SL4, that will be used by Roman Kreuziger and Alexandre Vinokourov

Team Sky new green Pinarello bikes for the TDF
Philippe Gilbert's new Canyon bike (in Belgium colors) for the 2011 tour de france
Photo by BikeRadar.com
For us fans who want to be there, or climb there, read these well done stage and climb previews 
Tour de France: Ten great places to watch - CyclingNews
2011 Tour de France "Mountains Preview" - Podium Cafe

Team Presentation
If you were not one of the 7,000 people who attended the team presentation in the theme park roman theater today, Thursday, June 30, 2011, in France, you may watch a quick two minute video recap here: Team Presentation TDF (someone received a few boos).  

Summary Pages 
Cycling Weekly 
Steephill.TV Tour de France