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July 05, 2005

Le Tour Frustration

For someone who wakes up in the morning to watch Tour de France coverage, it's incredibly maddening to have to work during a major stage. Today is the team time trial and it's expected to be a battle between several contending teams.

CSC starts last by virtue of having the lowest total time among it's team members. David Zabriskie, the current yellow jersey, is a member of CSC as is fellow American Bobby Julich. Lance Armstrong and discovery start just before. Two seconds separate Lance from the yellow jersey. Phonak with American Floyd Landis and T-Mobile with Jan Ullrich, Andreas Kloden and Alexander Vinokourov are also expected to contend.

But I can't get a live broadcast via the net. All I get is several sites with various stages of delay. The best is either the BBC or the actual Tour site. Yahoo and ESPN are too far behind to get good results. Updates only come once every five or six minutes. I used to be able to get audio, but evidently it's only available in France this year. It's killing me.

Posted by Kehaar at July 5, 2005 10:27 AM | TrackBack
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You might have luck getting the Eurosport audio (http://eurosport.com/tourdefrance2005/), though it was broken for me when I tried it today. The past couple of days I was able to get video and audio in German from www.tourstream.de, but alas they seem to have gotten their geo-check working now and I couldn't make it work today either since I'm currently in the UK.

Posted by: Patrick O'Leary at July 5, 2005 04:11 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, Patrick. I can't stand the fact that I have to work while Le Tour is in progress, especially with an important stage underway. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

Posted by: Kehaar at July 5, 2005 05:05 PM
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