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Blog - Tour de France 2009

All information about the Tour de France 2009: from an overview of the stages and the stage cities to the official partners, ...

  • Added: sunday 15 November 2009 at 21:43:00

    The two girls of the Jeunes Reporters du Tour publish a new ranking of the most glamorous riders!

    The two girls of the Jeunes Reporters du Tour publish a new ranking of the most glamorous riders!After having published my article Some statistics of the 2009 cycling season yesterday, I propose to discover a new top 10 today.

    Yet another one? Yes, I hear you thinking already ... but this is very special top 10: the one of the most glamorous riders of the Tour de France 2009 by Léa and Marion.

    The Jeunes Reporters du Tour

    You remember the Jeunes Reporters du Tour 2009? You know, those 4 boys and 2 girls, between 13 and 16 years old, who worked on the Tour as if they were real journalists and regularly published their newspaper à notre tour.

    The archives of this newspaper, distributed during the Tour de France in the Village Départ and in the press room, are still available on the Jeunes Reporters's website.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009
  • Added: thursday 15 October 2009 at 23:55:00

    The Tour de France in video: a resume of 2009 and the route and promotion video Rotterdam for 2010

    The Tour de France in video: a resume of 2009 and the route and promotion video Rotterdam for 2010The presentation of the Tour de France is usually also the occasion to give the invitees and especially the Tour followers their goose flesh by showing images of the past Tour de France: a summary of 3 weeks of adventures in less than 10 minutes. This was of course again the case this year and I decided to share that movie clip with you in this article.

    In addition to that, for the Tour de France 2010, you'll also be able to discover the full route in 3D and a promotion clip for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2010 which shows that Rotterdam loves bikes!

    The summary of the Tour de France 2009 in a movie

    Below you'll find the movie clip with the most beautiful images of the Tour de France 2009. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009| Tour de France 2010
  • Added: thursday 02 July 2009 at 13:53:00

    The selected riders for the different teams of the Tour de France 2009

    The selected riders for the different teams of the Tour de France 2009

    initially published on 23rd of June 2009 at 02.15AM; updated on 23rd of June 2009 at 10.55PM, 24th of June at 09.43PM, 26th June at 02.46AM and at 10.54PM, 28th of June at 10.46PM, 29th of June at 7.59AM, 30th of June at 01.06AM and at 6.42PM and 2 July at 1.53PM
    Only 11 days to go before the first kilometers of the 96th Tour de France will be done in and around Monaco.

    Therefore, it's the time of the year when you can discover the list of participating riders in the Tour again, here for the Tour de France 2009!

    In this article you'll find the (pre)selections of the 21 teams of the Tour de France! As soon as their numbers will be announced they will be published here as well.

    The participating teams

    The list of teams which will participate in the Tour de France 2009 has been published by its organisor on 17 Ma ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France 2009| Tour de France
  • Added: wednesday 01 July 2009 at 1:10:00

    The Team Vittel, the 21st team of the Tour de France 2009, now has its own blog!

    The Team Vittel, the 21st team of the Tour de France 2009, now has its own blog!Maybe you remember the 21st team of the Tour de France which discoverede the Tour last year? That was the Team Vittel which was new in the Tour but still had the idea to win it.

    This year the Team Vittel will again be in the Tour de France 2009, still with the same goal (to win the Tour) and - just like any big professional cycling team - the team will open its web site which is presented as a blog for the Tour de France 2009!

    The Team Vittel

    You cheered on them massively last year on the side of the road and you have elected it as one of your favorite teams ...


    After the big success in 2008, the Team Vittel will be back this year!!

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France 2009| Tour de France| Team presentations 2009| Marketing
  • Added: saturday 27 June 2009 at 22:32:00

    The Tour de France 2009 route in Google Earth / Google Maps

    The Tour de France 2009 route in Google Earth / Google Maps

    originally published on Tuesday 9 June 2009 at 0.13AM, updated with the maps of all stages on 27 June 2009 at 10.32PM
    Much later than usual, A.S.O., the organisor of the Tour de France, published the detailed routes and timings of the Tour de France 2009 last Wednesday.

    Since I always try to provide you with that little bit of extra information compared to what you can find elsewhere online, it took me some more time but now you can discover not only the detailed routes and timings which list all towns and cities the Tour de France stages visit, but also maps of each of the stages in Google Maps with the possibility to download the full route in Google Earth. If you would like to do a virtual fly-over of the stages' routes, you'll find what you're looking for at the end of this article!

    The publication of the detailed routes

    Usually the detailed routes of the Tour de ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009| Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: thursday 30 April 2009 at 0:01:37

    Exposition Limousin terre de cyclisme in the Maison du Limousin in Paris, with a miniature Tour de France!

    Exposition <i>Limousin terre de cyclisme</i> in the Maison du Limousin in Paris, with a miniature Tour de France!Since 12 March and until the 27th of May the Maison du Limousin in Paris proposes an exhibition named Limousin terre de cyclisme.

    Of course everyone knows Belgium and Brittany as cycling countries, but the Limousin region is also a cycling country with especially the Tour du Limousin in August.

    The exhibition was officially opened on 12 March and I assisted to the official opening.

    The Maison du Limousin

    The Maison du Limousin in Paris, which is located at 30 Rue Caumartin in the 9th arrondissement of Paris has been created over 30 years ago. Located in the center of Paris, the maison proposes touristic information about the region and its departments: Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne, but also a regional library (which regularly proposes lectures and conferences), a shop, exhibitions and other temporary events.

    The Maison du Limousin is an initiative of the Région du Limous ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009| Tour du Limousin| Cycling general (except Tour de France)
  • Added: thursday 23 April 2009 at 19:39:00

    For Carrefour the Tour already started!

    For Carrefour the Tour already started!By now you probably know that the brand Champion for the French supermarkets will disappear progressively and be replaced by the brand of its holding company, Carrefour.

    One of the members of the Club du Tour de France (the 4 most important sponsors of the Tour de France) thus changes its name, a bit like Vittel took over Nestlé Aquarel's place as official water supplier last year. And with this change of name the polka dot jersey will also get a facelift!

    To celebrate this name change, Carrefour already started the Tour!

    The Tour de France du Maillot à pois

    Under the name Le Tour de France du Maillot à pois the company organises since 30 March and until tomorrow, 24 April, a Tour de France of 37 stages over a total distance of 2000 kilometers between Draguignan and Bonneville via for example Hazebrouck (close to Dunkirk) and Bordeaux.

    Employees of the supermarket met each other at the parking of one of its stores for a stage in the morning ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009| Marketing
  • Added: wednesday 08 April 2009 at 0:57:00

    LCL introduces a VISA card with the Tour de France brand

    LCL introduces a VISA card with the Tour de France brandThe jellow yersey sponsor of the Tour de France since 1981 which -as one of the main sponsors- is a member of the Club du Tour de France, the French bank LCL, introduced a new VISA creditcard this week which is co-branded LCL and Tour de France.

    In France banks are allowed to introduce co-branded creditcards since the first of October 2007 and after the Carte Collector Vélo, which was available from the 2nd of May until the 31st of August 2007 for the Tour de France 2007, LCL now has chosen A.S.O., the organisor of the Tour de France, for its first co-branded creditcard.

    The creditcard and its additional benefits

    LCL's Tour de France creditcard is available until the 31st of August 2009 and provides acces to specific benefits at cycling related companies: ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France 2009| Tour de France| Marketing
  • Added: tuesday 17 March 2009 at 23:58:00

    The selected teams for the Tour de France 2009

    The selected teams for the Tour de France 2009The Tour de France 2009 will start on Saturday 4 July from Monaco and will finish 3 weeks later (on 26 July 2009) at the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

    While the route has been announced on 22 October 2008 already, today the organisor of the Tour, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), announced the list of selected teams.

    17 of the 18 UCI ProTour teams

    After the publication of the list of teams which participated in Paris-Nice 2009, the list of teams for the Tour de France 2009 is no real surprise anymore: it's exactly the same list!

    Among the 18 UCI ProTour teams only one team is not welcome, Fuji-Servetto (founded on what rests of the Saunier Duval-Scott team (in the mean time renamed in Scott-American Beef)) ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009
  • Added: sunday 18 January 2009 at 22:37:00

    Tour de France 2009: Monaco opens a preview version of its website, is looking for volunteers and presents its programme

    Tour de France 2009: Monaco opens a preview version of its website, is looking for volunteers and presents its programmeAs we now know since a long time already the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2009 will be organised in Monaco.

    As all other cities which organise the start of the Tour de France, Monaco has decided to set up a dedicated web site. A preview version of that web site is now online and it already contains some information, especially about the organisation committee looking for volunteers to make this Grand Départ a success.

    Monaco receives the Tour

    With this slogan the Principality presents itself for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2009 on the Internet: Monaco accueille le Tour.

    The domain name has been registered only on 28 November 2008 by the Direction de l'Expansion Economique du Gouvernement de la Principaut ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2009
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