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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sending our best to Benjamin Noval, who went thru the window the Bouygues team car. Serious cuts under his arms... He's out, leaving Discovery down to seven guys....


  • Hi - im the founder of - we do sports social networking in UK. Just to let you know we are taking an RSS feeds from your site - hope you like it - would be good if you could give us a mention.

    Here's a release about le tour stuff we are doing generally

    Best wishes,


    Press Release: 13th July 2007

    Le Tour de France on isporty
    * The most comprehensive tour resource on the web.
    * Competition to win a trip to Paris
    * Partnership with BBC Sport for social networking for cyclists

    The most comprehensive tour resource on the web.
    For Le Tour de France isporty have launched the most comprehensive resource on the web: Creating a Tour aggregator from the very best sources of tour information and media across the web: BBC Sport, official sites, the UK cycling magazines (Cycling Weekly, Cycling Plus etc), the best blogs, podcasts (from itunes), video (from youtube) and photos (from Flickr)

    Competition to win a trip to Paris
    Isporty are running a fantastic competition to win a trip to Paris to see the end of this year's gruelling race. To have a chance of winning, all people have to do is to upload their best cycling photos and videos onto the isporty website tour page.

    The competition theme is "Bikes And Me". There are two overall winners - one for "best photo" and one for "best video". Both get hotel accommodation in Paris plus Eurostar tickets from London to the French capital on 28 July, returning after the race the next day. In addition, isporty has 17 daily (stage) prizes of copies of Pro Cycle Racing for the PC so cyclists can fine tune their cycle team management skills!

    Partnership with BBC Sport for social networking for cyclists
    BBC Sport is partnering with sports social site to launch social networking features for visitors to the BBC's cycling website.> //>

    Under a new pilot scheme, visitors to are able to follow the latest news and info whilst clicking through to isporty to interact and network by creating their own sports profile, sharing their blogs, photos and videos and generally contributing and benefiting from a set of sports specific social networking features and a community of likeminded sports fans and participants.

    BBC Sport assistant editor Claire Stocks said, "This is part of the BBC's growing commitment to let go of its own content and become part of the wider web.”

    “This pilot project with isporty provides us with an innovative way of fostering a community around a popular sport – and allows us to offer our users the community features that they increasingly expect from the web.”

    Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, comments on ‘letting go’ of BBC content can be viewed here:>

    isporty launched 4 months ago (and now Europe’s largest sports social network website) by Chris Ward – ex agency founder who created the Friends Reunited media phenomenon, whilst investors include Terry Venables - England assistant manager.

    By Anonymous chris ward, At 5:04 AM  

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