Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tour de France 2010 Live TV and Updates Information

Tour de France 2010, the 97th edition of this Grand Tour, kicks off on 3 July with the 8km opening race in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This is the first time the tour has been started in Netherlands since 1996. Tour de France 2010 would come to an end on 25 July in Paris, France.

Live on Ten Sports TV Channel

Ten Sports is covering Tour de France 2010 live for its viewers. It is one of the most popular sports channel in South Asia. So, the cycling fans of the countries located in this region would be able enjoy the tour live on Ten Sports.

Live Updates

Cycling fans can get the live updates of Tour de France 2010 at the official website of British Eurosport TV channel. The website provides detailed updates of the event after every 60 seconds. So, those who would not be able to watch Tour de France 2010 live on television can get all the information from this website.

In the website, there is live text commentary of the competition through which a cycling fan could know what is happening at the moment in Tour de France. The website also provides information about the players of different stages in the competition. Fans can get to know who are going to start and who have already finished a particular stage and their finishing time.

At the right side of the webpage, people can find overall standings, points standings, mountains standings and team listings and many other information about this grand tour.

Favorites

Defending champion Alberto Contador would like to defend the title successfully and he is one of the hot favorites to win the race. He is competing for Astana team.

However, Contador is expected to face a stiff competition from legendary American cyclist Lance Armstrong who won the race 7 times so far. It is perhaps his last appearance in Tour de France. So, he would like to finish on high note wining his 8th Tour de France title.

Some other favorites to win the Tour de France 2010 include Luxembourgish cyclist Andy Schleck, who is representing Team CSC, and Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins. Both Cavendish and Wiggins are pretty much consistent in the tours and could give some tough competitions to Contador and Armstrong. Cavendish and Wiggins represent T-Mobile Team and Team Sky respectively.

There are three Grand Tours in road bicycle racing including Tour de France (Tour of France), Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) and Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain). Of the three, Tour de France is the oldest tour in the history of road bicycle racing dating back to 1903. Tour de France takes place in July every year, after the Giro d'Italia and before the Vuelta a España.

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