Monday, June 29, 2009

Information Resources: Le Tour de France


This Saturday, July 4th, marks the start of the world's premier cycling event, le Tour de France. This year is the 96th running of the famed race. The Tour will make its start (known as the grand d├Ępart) in the Mediterranean coast city of Monaco.

For an interesting visual peek at this year's first stage, check out this video from the official Tour de France YouTube account:



Those interested in reading more about the Tour and its history may be interested in a book in our Circulating Collection, The Tour de France: A Cultural History, by Christopher S. Thompson. This book can be found on the library's second floor at GV1049.2.T68T56 2006.

Here are a few websites that you can use to keep up with this year's Tour de France:
Photo credit: Creative Commons license

1 comment:

fsteele said...

Thanks for the shoutout! I'm going to try a few new things this year, with so many outlets carrying Tour results and even in-progress updates.

I've always thought of TdFblog as "TV Guide for the Tour," trying to link to the best news coverage, weblog posts, rider's diaries, video, etc. and I'm going to try to extend that to Twitter and other social media this year.