Okay, I’m committed. LUG is on for the Tour de France

Thanks to all of you for the comments on my post asking if there is interest in Live Updates from this year’s Tour de France. I’m convinced. There appears to be some interest in continuing the tradition of up-to-the-minute commentary, snarky observations and, of course, our patented non-race-related-blah-blah-blah™.

I will be doing the usual coverage, starting with the 6.4-kilometer prologue time trial on Saturday, June 30, in Liège, Belgium.

Not being an employee of a major cycling publication anymore, I do have other commitments that may interfere from time to time, but it looks like we have every stage covered from start to finish. We will have regular contributions from folks like Patrick O’Grady, our mysterious “Man on the Scene,” regular readers like Mons, Joanna and many others, as well as frequent appearances by special guests.

Meanwhile, the crew at LiveUpdateGuy.com appreciate the support you showed during the Giro d’Italia, and we’re not too proud to ask for contributions from readers that will make this year’s Tour coverage possible. We hope to avoid sounding like a public radio station during a pledge drive, but we may find ourselves asking you to “rattle the tip jar,” which you can find on the upper right-hand corner of our home page.

30 thoughts on “Okay, I’m committed. LUG is on for the Tour de France

  1. LUG in the AM, Work in the PM, Primetime coverage after work…bike will get lonely. Looks like a great July. Thanks LUG and Red Kite

  2. This is great news! I dreaded a July in which all the blah-blah was incessant commercials, unabashed anglophilia, and gap-toothed snarkiness. One question: Is there an analog way to contribute? Can I send a check? Or do I need to load up a pannier with cash and pedal over to Laramie (and don't think I wouldn't).

  3. Charles, many thanks! What does it take to put on a production like this? I will rattle the tip jar for sure, but want to make sure I'm holding my end!

  4. HURRAY!! This is the best news I'll get today! Celebrate the fabulous news with a Tip-Jar rattle.

  5. Yeeeeeehaaaa! I am in for the ride! See you here only, or at RKP?

  6. Best news of the season, and I will rattle the tip jar as well ( I would ride with Hank, but since I live in Maryland it would take more time than my 63 year old legs could muster – I'd miss half the damn race). Looking forward to LUG, POG, and the Monkey Man.

  7. Yay! Great news! Thanks, Charles. I'm looking forward to July. It's going to be fun.

  8. Yeah let the snarkfest begin. Watching the Criterium and the Tour de Suisse without live updates was depressing me. Hopefully we'll get a combative tour to go with LUG. It's gonna be hard to beat this years Giro though. I'll be a frequent tip jar contributor.

  9. Allons enfants de la patrie de LUG, le jour de la gloire va bientôt arriver! Nous souhaitons encore la chance de voir les updates quotidiens de la grande boucle grâce a Monsieur Pelkey! Mille Mercis! Grazie Mille!

  10. This is great news… now I just have to convince my wife (pregnant-with-twins) to have the babies just a couple weeks before the Aug 3rd due date so I can sit at home and enjoy the Tour, and introduce the kiddos to LUG!

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