I don't have TV reception at home, so I've been following the Tour de France online. This has consisted mostly of checking the standings at the end of each stage, reading people's blog entries on the subject, and recently, reading my first live blog on www.bicycling.com. I'm evolving.
I had heard that versus.com shows live video of the race, but I haven't been able to get the video to work. I've been dying to see the high speed action of professional cyclists pedalling faster up the sides of mountains than I do on flats.
Well, finally today I got the free video option working, and it was so cool! If you haven't seen any video of Le Tour yet, you should really check it out at www.versus.com/tourdefrancelive. They also show some helpful information throughout each stage which makes the action easier to follow: where the riders are in the ranks, distance, speed, a course map, an elevation chart and some brief commentary.
I didn't think watching a bike race could be so interesting. But this is the biggest, baddest bike race of them all, right?