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2009 Tour de France, Stage 20:  Chris Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) on Mont Ventoux.
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2009 Tour de France:  George Hincapie (Columbia-HTC) hugs teammate
Mark Cavendish after Cav's victory in Stage 19.
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2009 Tour de France:  Cavendish gets his 5th stage win of the race.
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- Sunday's Tour de France Stage 21 departs Montereau-Fault-Yonne at 13:20 CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Paris Champs-Élysées between 17:24 and 17:49 CET (11:24am and 11:49am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).

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- Listen LIVE:  Eurosport audio feeds in multiple languages now playing.  (Links in "Live audio streaming" section at right)  May be used simultaneously with video feeds.

- Tour de France LIVE video streaming on Versus.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport France.

- On now:  Tour de France pre-Ventoux coverage on Eurosport.

- Stage is underway and tickers are live.

- Broadcaster Phil Liggett has reported the following via Twitter:  "Oh Boy - the wind on top of Ventoux is gale force and the big trucks have had to go back down."

- Next update before live television coverage begins.

Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

- Tour de France Stage 20 departs Montélimar at 11:40 CET (5:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the top of Mont Ventoux between 16:01 and 16:28 CET (10:01am and 10:28am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:00am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

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2009 Tour de France LIVE
July 4-26
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 Stage 20 start: 11:40 CET
Finish: 16:01 to 16:28 CET
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Montélimar

 Bedoin weather


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Tour de France Stage 19 LIVE

Saturday's Tour de France Stage 20 Profile


2009 Tour de France, Stage 18:  Alberto Contador (Astana) put in a stunning performance,
besting all the time trial specialists to win the stage.
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2009 Tour de France:  Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) finished in
second place on the stage, 3 seconds behind Contador.
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2009 Tour de France:  Lance Armstrong finished 16th, 1:30 back
but good enough to move up to third place overall.
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2009 Tour de France:  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) tries to get as
aerodynamic as possible.  He finished 10th, best American on the day, 1:02 behind Contador.
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2009 Tour de France:  Frenchman Stephane Goubert (AG2R-La Mondiale) looks like
he gave it everything.  He finished in 82nd place, 04:18 back.  Goubert is a consistent,
quality climber and sits in 16th place overall after 18 stages.
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- Saturday's Tour de France Stage 20 departs Montélimar at 11:40 CET (5:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the top of Mont Ventoux between 16:01 and 16:28 CET (10:01am and 10:28am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:00am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

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- Tour de France via Eurosport UK LIVE.  (English)

- Tour de France LIVE on Versus live video streaming.  Link at right.

- Rumors swirling that Cadel Evans may join Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack next season...

- The American Team RadioShack and British team Sky have submitted applications for ProTour licenses to the UCI.  According to UCI president Pat McQuaid, each application contains a list of most of the riders that will be on the team's roster.  (today's L'Equipe)

He's Back

Alexandre "Vino" Vinokourov in Nice, France,
his adopted home, in March, 2006.
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- Alexandre Vinokourov, suspended in 2007 for doping, is eligible to race again as of today.  But first, he'll be on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Sunday, at the finish of the 2009 Tour de France, invited by the ambassador of Kazakhstan.  Barring incident, the Astana team, originally put together by Vinokourov, should do a victory lap post-stage as the Kazakh rider looks on, ready to take back "his" team.  Lance Armstrong is departing to create a new team, RadioShack.  Astana team manager Johan Bruyneel is expected to join him.  -Pete


Alexandre Vinokourov and the Tour devil
Copyright © 2007 Murray Webb
 

Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

- Tour de France Stage 19 departs Bourgoin-Jallieu at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Aubenas between 16:58 and 17:24 CET (10:58am and 11:24am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:45 CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

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 Stage 19 start: 12:45 CET
Finish: 16:58 to 17:24 CET
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Tour de France Stage 18 LIVE

 Friday's Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

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- Friday's Tour de France Stage 19 departs Bourgoin-Jallieu at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Aubenas between 16:58 and 17:24 CET (10:58am and 11:24am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:45 CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

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- Also LIVE today:  Brixia Tour (Italy) LIVE here.  (through Sunday) -Bernie S.  (More on this race later)

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- TDF LIVE via Versus live video streaming.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport. (French)

- News:  Lance Armstrong is expected to announce a new American title sponsor today for his next team.  This is not official but we believe that sponsor will be Radio Shack.  Subsequent to a huge assist and tip from ESPN's Bonnie Ford, yesterday evening we were first to post a story regarding Radio Shack as the possible sponsor and you can read how the story developed here.

- The first riders have departed.

- Tour de France Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy starts at 11:10 CET (5:10am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider (Hutarovich) departs.  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

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 Stage 18 start: 11:10 CET


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Tour de France Stage 17 LIVE

Thursday's Tour de France Stage 18 Annecy ITT Profile


2009 Tour de France:  Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins Stage 16.
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Flashback:  2005 Dauphine Libere:  Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel) in the final stage at Sallanches.
Stage 17 of the 2009 Tour de France today passes through Sallanches at kilometer 92.
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- Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy:  Partial Start Order and Times here.  (full list to come)

- Thursday's Tour de France Stage 18 Individual Time Trial at Annecy starts at 11:10 CET (5:10am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider (Hutarovich) departs.  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern also for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:30 CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

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- LIVE radio feeds:  BBC, RTL-L'Equipe, and Radio Monte Carlo (RMC) audio feeds all playing.  (Links under "Live audio streaming" at right)

- In an interview with El Pais (Spain), Johan Bruyneel confirmed Nike is not a title sponsor for a new American team.  (Announcement expected tomorrow.)  This confirms what Lance Armstrong said on French TV last week.

- It is pouring rain at the finish.  (Eurosport)

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UKDavid Harmon and Sean Kelly commentating.

- Tour de France LIVE on Versus live video streaming.  Link at right.

- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport.  (French)

- Today is the stage "de tous les dangers" as the French say.  Unpredictable, a lot can happen.  Former D.S. Cyril Guimard was quoted in today's L'Equipe as saying that yesterday the Schlecks worked simply to eliminate some competition for the podium.  Today?  "Their target should be Contador."  Should be interesting.  Unfortunately, they'll have to do without Jens Voigt after his hard crash yesterday. -Pete

Tour de France Stage 17 Profile


The peloton today will reach Sallanches in the shadow of
Mont Blanc at kilometer 92.  (file photo: 2005 Dauphine Libere)
photo Copyright © 2005 Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

- Tour de France Stage 17 departs Bourg-Saint-Maurice at 12:20 CET (6:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Le Grand-Bornand between 17:00 and 17:33 CET (11:00am and 11:33am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:20am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern).

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 Stage 17 start: 12:20 CET

Finish: 17:00-17:33 CET
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Tour de France Stage 16 LIVE

Wednesday's Tour de France Stage 17 Profile

Tour de France Art: Cycling Paintings by Rob Ijbema

2009 Tour de France:  Stage 14, Colmar-Besancon: George Hincapie
acrylic on paper 6x8"
Copyright © 2009 Rob Ijbema
Rob Ijbema is busy painting the 2009 Tour de France.  You may recall we featured
his work during the 2009 Giro d'Italia.  If that experience was any indication, his Tour paintings
are going to sell very quickly.  Check them out at his blog, Painting le Tour.  -Pete

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- Wednesday's Tour de France Stage 17 departs Bourg-Saint-Maurice at 12:20 CET (6:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at Le Grand-Bornand between 17:00 and 17:33 CET (11:00am and 11:33am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:20am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern).

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- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- Tour de France LIVE via Versus video stream.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via TDP.  (Spanish)

- So who is going to take advantage of all the downhill kilometers in this stage?  Wow.

- Tour de France Stage 16 departs Martigny at 12:55 CET (6:55am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Bourg-Saint-Maurice between 17:11 and 17:41 CET (11:11am and 11:41am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 6:30am U.S. Eastern (6:55am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on France 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:50 CET (7:50am U.S. Eastern).

Meet the American podium girl, Laura Antoine

2009 Tour de France:  American Laura Antoine, podium girl.
Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti/cyclingfans.com

- Phil Liggett noted her bubbly personality on the air and Versus and Sporza have both featured her story on television.  How did American Laura Antoine, from Saint Louis, become a podium girl at the 2009 Tour de France?  Pics and videos here.

Tour de France Stage 16 Profile

 

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 Stage 16 start: 12:55 CET

Finish: 17:11-17:41 CET
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Tour de France Stage 15 LIVE

2009 Tour de France:  Lance Armstrong (Astana) before Stage 14.
Armstrong has aimed to peak in the final week of the race.  How high can he go?
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2009 Tour de France:  Armstrong is interviewed by Eurosport.  It's up to rivals like the Schleck brothers,
Sastre and Evans to attack but for Astana, who will make a move first, Armstrong or Contador?
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2009 Tour de France:  Alberto Contador, the overwhelming favorite by most observers.
Will he sit on Armstrong's wheel and wait for his moment to jump?
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2009 Tour de France:  Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) and Carlos Sastre
(Cervelo Test Team) are running out of time.  They have to attack soon or they may be fighting for third or
even fourth place.  Riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Slipstream
and Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) are also in the mix.
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2009 Tour de France:  Serguei Ivanov (Team Katusha) wins Stage 14.
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- Tour de France LIVE via TDP.  (Spanish)

- Le Tour LIVE via France 2.

- TDF LIVE via Eurosport.  (English)

- Le Tour EN DIRECT.  (French)

- Tour de France LIVE via Rai.

- Tour de France LIVE via Versus video streaming.  Link at right.

- The situation with Astana is fascinating.  Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of the team bus this morning?  Though it's up to their rivals to attack, Johan Bruyneel teams tend not to sit back and wait for things to happen.  They like to take control.  How about a two-pronged attack, with Armstrong going first on the final climb.  Contador follows wheels of whatever rivals are still in the game, then picks his moment to attack them and bridge up to Armstrong.  (No one likely would be able to follow Contador.)  Then Armstrong and Contador work together to the finish?  Time differences may not be huge on this stage but leaders always like to put time into their rivals and the latter want to make up time.  Will Astana's rivals sit back and watch things unfold or will they try to take the initiative?  The yellow jersey is up for grabs.  Who wants it most today?  -Pete

- First video streams for Stage 15 should be live at around 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).  We'll update with the latest feeds right here as coverage gets underway.

- Interesting stage today.  There may not be big time differences at the finish but it will be interesting to see who attacks and when.  Teammates Armstrong and Contador surely will have an eye on each other.  Who will make a move first?  The Tour won't be won today but it could be over for some.  Mostly the stage should inform us about what we might expect in the days ahead.  Who still has a good shot at winning the race?  -Pete

- Nearly the entire stage today will take place in Switzerland.

Tour de France Stage 15 Map


Stage 15 map courtesy A.S.O.

- Tour de France Stage 15 departs Pontarlier at 12:00 CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Verbier (Switzerland) between 17:16 and 17:51 CET (11:16am and 11:51am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 7:30am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  Live coverage on France 2 is scheduled to begin at 13:30 CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

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Tour de France Stage 14 LIVE

Sunday's Tour de France Stage 15 Profile

2009 Tour de France:  Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo Test Team) wins Stage 13.
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2009 Tour de France:  Haussler on the victory podium.
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- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport Germany.

- Tour de France LIVE via Rai.

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- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport France.

- Tour de France LIVE video streaming on Versus.  Link at right.

- Le Tour LIVE on France 2.

- Tour de France Stage 14 departs Colmar at 12:30 CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Besançon between 17:05 and 17:31 CET (11:05am and 11:31am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (7:40am U.S. Eastern for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

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Tour de France Stage 13 LIVE

2009 Tour de France Stage 12:  Nicki Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) takes the first Tour stage win of his career.
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2009 Tour de France:  It was a rare opportunity for personal glory for the Dane.
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2009 Tour de France:  The media converge on Sorensen.
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2009 Tour de France:  Update Friday:  Leipheimer has been diagnosed with a broken wrist and is out of the Tour.  Levi Leipheimer (Astana) crosses the finish line in Stage 12, appearing to
nurse his left side after a crash.  Michael Rogers (Team Columbia-HTC) also went down.
Both riders reported via Twitter that they are "okay".
Leipheimer: "I'm ok folks, wrist hurts but not broken, lost some skin"
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- Le Tour LIVE via France 2.

- TDF LIVE via Versus live stream.  Link at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- News:  Levi Leipheimer is out of the race with a broken wrist following yesterday's crash.  Big blow for Astana and Lance Armstrong in particular.

- Le Tour LIVE via Eurosport France.

- Tour de France Stage 13 departs Vittel at 12:15 CET (6:15am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Colmar between 17:04 and 17:30 CET (11:04am and 11:30am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

Tour de France Stage 13 Profile

 

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Tour de France Stage 12 LIVE

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2009 Tour de France:  Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) gets his 4th stage win of this Tour,
equaling his total last year for 8 career Tour stage wins.  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream), right,
shows his frustration at coming up short again....
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2009 Tour de France:  ...but Farrar congratulates Cavendish with a pat on the back.
We should see these two battle it out for years to come.
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2009 Tour de France:  Cavendish and Mark Renshaw, the last man in the Columbia train
to get Cav into position, celebrate the victory.
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2009 Tour de France:  Are the Alps here yet?  Alberto Contador (Astana), after signing in before Stage 11.
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2009 Tour de France:  Frenchman Christophe Moreau (Agritubel) is riding his last Tour.
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- TDF LIVE via TDP.  (Spanish)  More below and at right.

- Tour de France LIVE via Eurosport UK.

- Thank you, Phil Sheehan, BBC Radio Cycling Producer, for keeping us informed on the BBC's live coverage of the Tour de France.  Radio commentators are Simon Brotherton and ex-Tour rider Graham Jones.

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- Tour de France Stage 12 departs Tonnerre at 12:25 CET (6:25am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Vittel between 17:22 and 17:50 CET (11:22am and 11:50am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

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Tour de France Stage 11 LIVE

2009 Tour de France:  Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) wins Stage 10 ahead of
Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream).  It was his
7th career Tour stage victory, pulling him within one victory of Barry Hoban's British record.
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2009 Tour de France:  Roberto Amadio (Liquigas), Serge Parsani (Katusha) and
Patrick Lefevere (Quick Step) before Stage 10, no doubt discussing the race radio ban for the day.
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2009 Tour de France:  On a rather leisurely Stage 10 with no race radios, another option was to watch paint dry.
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2009 Tour de France:  Race leader Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R-La Mondiale) and his wife Manola before Stage 10.
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- TDF LIVE via Eurosport Poland.

- Tour de France Stage 11 departs Vatan at 12:45 CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected in Saint-Fargeau between 17:05 and 17:29 CET (11:05am and 11:29am U.S. Eastern).  Tour de France live coverage on Versus TV is scheduled to begin at 8:30am U.S. Eastern (8:30am U.S. Eastern as well for the Versus live streaming).  Live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 14:15 CET (8:15am U.S. Eastern).

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