Tour de Cycling - Wednesday

- Volta a Portugal LIVE video streaming on RTP.  Links below photos.

- Next update as live television coverage gets underway for Stage 6 of the Volta a PortugalLinks to LIVE internet video feeds and ticker are below photos.

- Volta a Portugal Stage 6 begins at 12:50 local (7:50am U.S. Eastern).  LIVE video coverage should begin at around 15:58 local (10:58am U.S. Eastern).

- While we're focusing on Portugal, L'Equipe is reporting that Portuguese rider Sergio Paulinho will join Lance Armstrong's new Team RadioShack in 2010.  A longtime close teammate of Alberto Contador (Liberty Seguros-Wurth, Team Wurth, Discovery Channel, Astana), Paulinho is (or was) without a contract for 2010 and received an offer to join RadioShack next year, according to the French sports daily.  And former USPS/Discovery Channel rider, Jose Azevedo, also of Portugal, reportedly will join RadioShack as a directeur sportif.

- L'Equipe is also reporting that the BMC Racing Team budget will double to $6 million in 2010.  The team is rumored to be interested in signing Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie.  Note that according to UCI rules, new contract transfers cannot be announced before September 1.  Joining BMC would appear to be a risky move for Leipheimer as the team would have to depend on a wild card in order to compete in the Tour.

Paulinho to ride for RadioShack in 2010 (L'Equipe)
Azevedo to join team as D.S. (Jornal Ciclismo)

Flashback: 2006 Dauphine Libere:  Sergio Paulinho (Team Wurth) poses
for the camera on Mont Ventoux.  According to French sports daily L'Equipe,
Paulinho, long a close teammate of 2009 Tour de France champion Alberto
Contador, will follow Lance Armstrong to the new Team RadioShack.
photo Copyright © 2006 Pete Geyer/

Flashback:  2004 Paris-Nice:  Jose Azevedo (USPS).  Portuguese newspapers
are reporting that Azevedo will become a directeur sportif for Team RadioShack in 2010.
photo Copyright © 2004 Pete Geyer/


2009 Volta a Portugal LIVE
August 5-16
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 Stage 6 start: 12:50pm local
Finish: 17:15 to 17:28 local
(5:15pm to 5:28pm local)

Live video:  15:58 local
(3:58pm local)
(10:58am U.S. Eastern)



Live video streaming:



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Live audio streaming:




Live tickers:


Jornal Ciclismo
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News and photos:

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