22 July 2011

Watching the Tour de France, Stage 20

Watch it Live!
Live link online to watch Stage 20 (in the morning) Tour de France on Eurosport (x out both ads, no need to download). Stayed tuned into Eursport for after race interviews. More live links at: http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#live.  Read the live report CyclingNews live reports. *Checkpoint times and standings of riders
Individual Time Trial preview by Podium Cafe - Stage 20, ITT, Saturday, July 22, 2011
Start time LeTour time schedule - first rider (Fabio Sabatini, the lanterne rouge) begins at 10:30am, last rider (Andy Schleck) starts at 16:18pm (approx finish 17:13pm) in France.
Start order  Stage 20 TT Start Order and Times (CET)
overall GC standings, reverse the start order for rider sequence. The first riders (last in the GC) depart at 2-minute intervals, then the last 20 riders depart at 3-minute intervals (top 20 in the GC). Updated Rider List and withdrawals at the 2011 Tour de France
Stage 20 ITT Details Distance: loop 42.5 km, Expected racing time: 55 minutes, Location: Grenoble
Stage 20 ITT route and profile and weather (warm and windy!)

I live in Colorado, so I will want to definitely tune in around 8:15am mountain time, to see the top twenty riders. But probably earlier, just because the time trial is so cool!

Fabian Cancellara's Tour de France Time Trial bike 2011

See a few of the time trial bikes this year at : 2011 ProTeam Bikes and Recommended Reading & Viewing: The Tour de France is here (by PedalDancer.com) Also New Bikes and Tech at the Tour de France Team Time Trial (Bicycling) and 2011 Tour de France Time Trail Bikes (Oz Cycling)
BMC new time trial bike, June, 2011