7.03.2014

Tour de France: Press Conferences, Teams Presentation and more

There we go: tonight the Tour de France will officially start with the Teams Presentation in Leeds around 7 pm (CET) - 6 pm BST, 1am New York - It's going to be streamed - check here for all info :
http://www.cyclingfans.com/tour-de-france/live
This morning some teams held press conferences and I got the blues thinking I was invited. But that's life: you have to make choices. This year I decided to go to Paris-Roubaix instead and to spend my Summer money for a bike trip in Austria with my son. So no, I'm not on the Tour: I'll watch it on the telly. No reportage but hopefully a good writing.  
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Pic by @AntoinePlouvin
Trek Factory Racing announced two new important sponsors: Samsung and People For Bikes. There is no need to introduce the first one, while I suggest you google the second because it's an interesting stuff.  
Also Tinkoff Saxo announced a new sponsor: B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen.
NetApp and Endura stop to sponsor the team but a new German partner will be announced soon. I'm not sure that's a good news.
Embedded image permalinkBad news for sure about Michael Matthew, who crashed training: Christian Meier could take his place.
A long travel is about to start again. Some riders - and staff, and jurnos - are used to it, for others it's new but all say it's exciting, stressing, killing beautiful. It's the Tour de France: the most important cycling race in the world.
Lets live it till the last drop!

ALL STAGES
  1. Stage 1Saturday, July 5 2014
    Leeds - Harrogate
    190.5km
  2. Stage 2Sunday, July 6 2014
    York - Sheffield
    201km
  3. Stage 3Monday, July 7 2014
    Cambridge - London
    155km
  4. Stage 4Tuesday, July 8 2014
    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage - Lille Métropole
    163.5km
  5. Stage 5Wednesday, July 9 2014
    Ypres - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
    155.5km
  6. Stage 6Thursday, July 10 2014
    Arras - Reims
    194km
  7. Stage 7Friday, July 11 2014
    Épernay - Nancy
    234.5km
  8. Stage 8Saturday, July 12 2014
    Tomblaine - Gérardmer La Mauselaine
    161km
  9. Stage 9Sunday, July 13 2014
    Gérardmer - Mulhouse
    170km
  10. Stage 10Monday, July 14 2014
    Mulhouse - La Planche des Belles Filles
    161.5km
  11. Rest Day 1Tuesday, July 15 2014
    Besançon - Besançon
  12. Stage 11Wednesday, July 16 2014
    Besançon - Oyonnax
    187.5km
  13. Stage 12Thursday, July 17 2014
    Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne
    185.5km
  14. Stage 13Friday, July 18 2014
    Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse
    197.5km
  15. Stage 14Saturday, July 19 2014
    Grenoble - Risoul
    177km
  16. Stage 15Sunday, July 20 2014
    Tallard - Nîmes
    222km
  17. Rest Day 2Monday, July 21 2014
    Carcassonne - Carcassonne
  18. Stage 16Tuesday, July 22 2014
    Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon
    237.5km
  19. Stage 17Wednesday, July 23 2014
    Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet
    124.5km
  20. Stage 18Thursday, July 24 2014
    Pau - Hautacam
    145.5km
  21. Stage 19Friday, July 25 2014
    Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour - Bergerac
    208.5km
  22. Stage 20Saturday, July 26 2014
    Bergerac - Périgueux (ITT)
    54km
  23. Stage 21Sunday, July 27 2014
    Évry - Paris Champs-Élysées
    137.5km

PS
For readers using a phone: go to the web version for a black back-ground! I'm sorry but the TdF IS Yellow! :)

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