I feel for IAM Cycling in missing out on a wildcard for the big event in July. It wil be a real shame not to see Martin Elmiger at the Tour.
I would also like to see Team NetApp Endura receive a wildcard entry. The Team Managers, Ralph Denk and Brian Smith, have collectively, with the teams predecessors - Team NetApp and Team Endura, worked so hard to promote consistent results from clean cycling.
A film by Laurent Tuel, cinema release: 12 June 2013
With Clovis Cornillac, Lanners, Ary Abittan, Bruno Lochet, Elodie Bouchez, André Marcon
Francis is an avid Tour de France enthusiaist.
Fired by his boss and left by his wife, he went to the Tour with a day ahead of the pros. First one, he is soon joined by others, inspired by his challenge. The obstacles are many, but the rumor of his feat spread. Media ignite, passersby cheer. The yellow jersey of the Tour furious. François must be stopped!
(This is a Google translation from the trailer summary on YouTube but seems accurate when you watch the trailer).
The Tour de France - the toughest and most beautiful bike race in the world. The hardest chalenge in cycling. The course loops around France, always different,but always punctuated by the hardest, longest and most feared climbs in the sport.
Croix de Fer
The names resonate through the history of the sport.The early riders rode together for fear of being atacked by bears on the slopes. The organisers accused of being assassins by the riders who suffred on the unrelenting gradients.
French media group Lagardère will sell its 25 per cent stake in Amaury, parent company of Tour de France organisers ASO, for €91.4 million (US$117.3 million).
According to a statement from Lagardère, which owns various media entities as well as the Lagardère Unlimited sports agency group of companies, Éditions Philippe Amaury, which owns ASO as well as Le Parisian and L’Equipe newspapers, will buy back the shares following shareholder approval.
CAA Eleven to handle all Uefa national team events
French broadcaster celebrates new deal with ASO
Lagardère, which recorded total revenues of €7.657 billion, is in the midst of a restructuring process to address its debt levels.
The group is selling off its 7.4 per cent stake in aerospace and defence company EADS as well as other assets.