Friday, June 26th, 2009...3:45 PM
I’ve Got My Yellow Crush
I LOVE cycling, so much so that I even follow all my favorite guys on Twitter to get the inside scoop. I especially adore Le Tour de France. Just love it. The Tour starts next Saturday, July 4th, with complete coverage on Versus. With Lance back on the scene, the whole world will be watching again. Team Astana (Lance’s Team) just announced their final nine guys this week, led by Alberto Contador:
Alberto Contador @acontador
Lance Armstrong @lancearmstrong
Levi Leipheimer @LeviLeipheimer
I am interested to see how long Contador remains the team leader. I can’t help but think that Lance is out to prove himself again and won’t stop until he is wearing the prized yellow jersey–at the END of the race. Can he really stand to ride in the Tour, HIS “Tour,” as a support rider? We shall see. Either way, it should prove to be an interesting race, and the anticipation is making me want to dust off my old Bianchi and hit the road again. If you are thinking of doing the same, Map My Ride has a really fun Le Tour Challenge for you. Ride your bike on stage days, and enter your results for a chance to win some great prizes. I encourage you to follow the Tour and ride your bike or do something else active each day that there is a stage!
To find out more about riders and others in the cycling world who you can follow on Twitter, see Chris Spagnuolo’s informative blog on this topic over at Mashable. Here’s another, longer list put together by Carlton Reid over at Bike Biz!
About the Author:
Chris Heidel is the owner and primary personal trainer with Libra Fitness in Austin, TX, a private, in-home studio. Chris focuses her business on developing mentoring relationships with her clients built on trust and meaningful support to help them set, achieve, and maintain realistic fitness goals. Chris truly believes that while getting in shape isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Chris is certified through the American Council on Exercise.