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By VeloNews Interactive
When Lance Armstrong begins his bid for a record-tying fifth consecutive Tour de France title this Saturday, cycling fans around the world will be able to follow the race in more detail than ever before, right here on VeloNews.com, the online news source presented by VeloNews, the world’s largest competitive cycling magazine.
Beginning today, Monday, June 30, our 2003 Tour deFrance site is up and running and already filled with full details on every one of the Tour’s 21 daily stages, team rosters, technical news and great features and photo galleries on the 100-year history of the world’s greatest bicycle race.
In the days leading up to Saturday’s start in Paris we’ll be adding the richest and deepest Tour coverage available anywhere on the Web.
Once the race gets underway, VeloNews.com will provide live daily updates; race reports and analysis; photo galleries; behind-the-scenes diaries from CSC’s Tyler Hamilton of Team CSC and from Lance Armstrong’s personal coach, Chris Carmichael; technical updates; and exclusive insider reporting from VeloNews magazine’s team of experts. The race concludes on July 27 in Paris.
By logging onto our 2003 Tour de France site, visitors will discover a wide variety of content about the Tour, including:
Exclusive live minute-by-minute coverage of each stage by VeloNews editors on location in France.Revealing profiles on the top contenders in the race, including a close look at four-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong. Daily diary entries from American Tyler Hamilton, leader of Team CSC. Daily diary entries and exclusive online Q&A sessions with VeloNews.com readers by Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong’s personal coach and president of Carmichael Training Systems. Multiple reports each day from France by veteran VeloNews cycling editors John Wilcockson and Andrew Hood.Daily reports from our own Aussie on the scene, Rupert GuinnessBehind-the-scenes profiles of North American riders. Reporting from tech guru Lennard Zinn on the cutting-edge cycling gear being used at the Tour.Race images by award-winning photographer Graham Watson.Daily photo galleries of each stage from specialist cycling photographer Casey Gibson.Complete team rosters of all 22 teams competing in the Tour.Point-to-point maps and elevation profiles of each stage, with in-depth written analysis dissecting the route’s ups and downs.Daily race results and overall rankings. VeloNews Fantasy Cycling – guess who will win the tour and win greatprizes, including a trip to the 2004 Tour, by playing VeloNews FantasyCycling gameOnline discussion forums where visitors can post their opinions about the race’s latest developments.
And all of that starts right now, just by visiting our 2003 Tour deFrance site.