Le Tour 2003 starts

Le Tour de France 2003 started
last weekend. The tour, if you don’t know, is a 2000ish-mile, three-week race
up and down the mountains in France. It’s widely regarded as one of the toughest physical
challenges around.

The best coverage in the US is on OLN.

Comments (4)

  1. Jim Argeropoulos says:

    I love to watch the live updates via http://www.cyclingnews.com

    Tough crash for Tyler and Levi.

  2. Eric says:

    I have a season’s pass set up on my TiVo, so it gets all of the coverage, and I watch it at night. It does mean that I have to avoid the cycling media during the day, but that’s pretty easy in the US. My paper is a morning one, so they’re always a day late in their coverage.

    The crash was pretty unfortunate. I watched Tyler riding yesterday. It’s pretty courageous to be riding along in the face of that much pain, but I get the feeling that he’s going to have to abandon. Levi looked like he was in shock for not being out riding, though it was good to see him sitting up.

    One of the reasons I like the tour so much is its unpredictability. Leaders may crash out, or strong teams may lose riders in crashes. Your chain may come off in a time trial. That, and the fact that competing riders and teams cooperate when it works for them, and compete the rest of the time. Kind of like diplomacy.

  3. Jim Argeropoulos says:

    TTT sure was nice! Awesome to see the Postal boys come in so strong.