That said, I want to share some of my favorite Tour de France blogs and websites. I like the ones that are clever, thorough and/or kind of dishy/gossipy. Thank goodness for these sites, because OLN as the official English language site of the TdF is NOT getting it done. You can hardly ever find anything on the site they advertise on TV as being on the site.
In Order of Entertaining-ness:
- Frank Steele's Tour de France Blog: http://www.tdfblog.com/.
- The Fat Cyclist, http://www.fatcyclist.com/
- At first I thought it was a blog to rip on Jan Ullrich since he has drama every year about being above his ideal weight by the start of the TdF.
- Instead it's a funny and fun blog by a guy trying to get in shape for cycling events.
- Don't miss taking the Tour de France Personality Test on July 13th. If you don't see yourself, then you aren't a true fan.
- Graham Watson, http://grahamwatson.com/
- Beautiful, epic photos, more than just transferring information. You can almost image some as images in marble. Check out the Basso, Ullrich, Armstrong one below.
- Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Tour_de_France
- Great for tracking day to day status of the race
- CyclingNews, http://www.cyclingnews.com/
- Comphrensive road cycling site with decent coverage of the Women's Cycling events
- They have great photos (check the thumbnails) . I think those photographers who you see waiting in the bends of those steep climbs must work for this site.
- Yahoo Sports Tour de France Site, http://sports.yahoo.com/sc
- Rider bios and photos