Live Coverage: We’re here for the Giro

The 2015 Giro d’Italia starts in 12 days. It covers 3481.8km, starting with a team time trial on Saturday, May 9 and ending with a long flat stage on Sunday, May 31.

How are you gonna follow it, folks?

You might give a thought to joining LUG, PO’G, MOTS and even MONS for Live Coverage of each and every stage of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

Live Coverage: Paris-Roubaix, 2015, 253.5km

For some, the first crocuses peeking through the snow or the first robin in the garden are signs of Spring. Not here.

Spring comes when you get to watch nearly 200 riders make their way across rough roads in Northern France on their way from the suburbs of Paris to the industrial town of Roubaix.

Along the way, 27 sections of cobbles define what is known as the “Hell of the North.” That’s right, it’s Spring and that means it’s time for Paris-Roubaix.

Spring has sprung, so Click Here to join us for Live up-to-the-minute coverage of cycling’s greatest single-day event.

Tour de France 2014: Stage 20, Bergerac to Périgueux (ITT), 54k

Riders in the 2014 Tour de France take on a tough, hilly, 54-kilometer Individual Time Trial from Bergerac to Périgueux.

With a lead of seven-minutes-and-ten-seconds, Vincenzo Nibali is certainly secure in the yellow jersey, but the next three riders on GC are within 15 seconds of one another. Today will undoubtedly determine which of them stand on the final podium tomorrow in Paris.

CLICK HERE to join us for Live Coverage of the only Time Trial in this year’s Tour to see how Thibaut Pinot, Jean-Christophe Péraud and Alejandro Valverde fare in this race against the clock.

Stage 20 Profile

Tour de France 2014: Stage 8, Tomblaine to Gérardmer, 161km

The eighth stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 161-kilometer race across northeastern France from Tomblaine to Gérardmer, near the confluence of the Franco-German-Swiss borders.

The stage appears to favor breakaway riders, but a tough three-climb finalé will also offer an opportunity for top riders to shake up the overall standings.

CLICK HERE to join us for Live wire-to-wire coverage as the Tour moves into the mountains.Profile Stage 8

We’re baaaaaaaaaack

We’ll be here for the Tour. Now, by that I mean that PO’G and I will offer live wire-to-wire coverage of the entire 2014 Tour de France.

I realize that it’s late, but we both actually have obligations outside of LUGing and I didn’t want to commit until I was sure that we could cover the entire Tour. Well, now we’re able and willing to make that commitment.

I will be on-line at the start of Saturday’s 191-kilometer stage from Leeds to Harrogate all the way through to the final stage to the Champs-Elysées.

We’ve made the commitment. Don’t hesitate to visit the Tip Jar in advance to express your support for our decision.

Early support is cool.

Giro d’Italia, 2014: Stage 20, Maniago to Monte Zoncolan, 167km

The 2014 Giro d’Italia spends its last day in the mountains with Stage 20’s 167-kilometer race from Maniago to a finish atop a steep climb up Monte Zoncolan.

After yesterday’s hill climb, Nairo Quintana has a solid lead in the overall standings. He’s an odds-on favorite to excel on the steep (up to 20%) slopes of the Zoncolan, but anything can happen on that wild road. CLICK HERE to join us for extended coverage of this Giro’s final test in the mountains.