LA JOLLA, Calif. – June 28, 2001 – Beginning next week, cycling fans can keep pace with each stage of Tour de France 2001, online at www.active.com. Active.com’s special web coverage, “French Impressions: 2001 Tour de France,” will offer a gallery of live updates, live interviews, insight and images of the world’s greatest bike race.
Throughout the Tour, which starts July 7, Active.com’s web site will be a key source for daily stage updates, interactive course maps, recent photos and wire reports. During each stage of the race, fans can access pop-up news alerts direct from Tour de France headquarters.
Active.com’s online radio show, the Sports You Do Show, has planned a full line-up of interviews with the athletes, trainers and coaches of competitive cycling. Every week, the show will air new Tour updates direct from the peloton with four-time Tour de France competitor Kevin Livingston via regular, pre-recorded communications with Livingston. Livingston was also featured on this week’s kick-off show, which visitors can now listen to at www.active.com/community/activeradio/.
On July 3, the Sports You Do Show will host Frankie Andreu, Lance Armstrong's former teammate and nine-time Tour de France finisher. Guests on tap for July include Dr. Ed Burke, Ph.D., who served as coordinator of Sports Sciences for the U. S. Cycling Team leading up to the Olympic Games in 1996 and former staff member for the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Cycling Teams; and Roy Knickman, 1984 Olympic Bronze Medalist, multi-U.S. National Champion, and former U.S. National Team Coach.
In addition, Active.com, in conjunction with Reuters News Service, will feature an interactive map of the 20-stage race. The map will include animated stage-by-stage course descriptions, elevation profiles, a daily leader board and special behind-the-scenes information about the Tour de France and its 189 athletes. Active.com, which is backed by investors such as two-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, will host online coverage of the Tour through the end of July. Visit www.active.com to catch the action.