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Nightshift Sports: Tour de France, Stage 13

20 July 2018

Context

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest long-distance bicycle race, goes on at the same time France is playing in the world’s largest single sports event. What a year and maybe, just maybe, the Franco rise to the top of the sports world is one of the reason’s why this year’s Tour seems more festive than some in the past. The Tour is being covered by Nightshift Sports as part of our coverage of  The Golden Season of Classic Sports.  To get you in the mood and increase your enjoyment of the 2018 Tour, Nightshift Sports has put together a set of resources that will not only keep you up to date on the Tour, but also make you more knowledgeable about many of its’ various facets through articles, photo essays, video, and links. We have added the official Tour de France (“TDF”) twitter feed today…so enjoy.

ICYMI

The Move is a podcast covering the 2018 Tour de France. We including their podcast in the Nightshift Sports coverage of the Tour.

Resources:

A complete set of resources to understand and enjoy the 2018 edition of The Tour is below. And, of course, click on the video (above) to for a recap of today’s events at The Tour.

Direct Link to Official Tour de France website

Official Route of the Tour de France 

Tour de France Coverage/Cycling News

The Guardian Coverage of Tour De France 

The Bikes of the Tour de France

New Bike Models at Tour de France

Riders and Teams for 2018 Tour de France

Teams in the Tour de France

Official Instagram Feed: #letourdefrance

Tour de France on Twitter : https://twitter.com/hashtag/tdf2018?lang=en

Where to Watch the Tour de France

 

The Fine Print: Image Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Special thanks to our friends at the Tour de France for the direct links to their website(s). Thanks, also, to our friends at YouTube and the Tour de France along with NBC who enable the video recap of the day’s events. This video has not been altered in any way. We thank them for making it available.We also thank The Move for making their podcast available. Thanks guys. Also thanks to our friends at the Guardian for the links to their coverage of the Tour. The Guardian provides rather spectacular coverage of sporting events. They could use your support if you enjoy their work (and you will). The Nightshift staff supports the Guardian. We invite you to join us.  Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others are reserved by donald pierce. All text copyright (c) 2018 donald pierce. Thanks for reading and following. Enjoy the tour…..and ride your bike (more).


The Nightshift: World News 20 July 2018

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People, places, and events for today.

Duck Boat Sinks

Putin Visit

Midwest Tornados

Elon Musk

China Tariffs

British Open

Mega Millions

Amy Powell

Comic Con

 

Editor’s Note: If you like the classic sports of summer (golf, tennis, the Tour de France, be sure to visit the Official Websites for each sports. They are all superbly done with lots of information and insight that you cannot get anywhere else. We have included  direct links to the Tour de France –currently in progress–and The (British) Open–also currently in progress– in the “Front Page Links” below.)

Today is National Moon Day, celebrating the first Walk on the moon, July 20th, 1969.

Music for news reading, with new tunes (and more added each day)  curated by DJ Tschugge and Miles Geauxbye: July Tunes

We have added the U.S. Edition of The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s top newspapers (and terrific for sports) to the list.

The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Wimbledon

Tour de France

(British)Open Golf Tournament

The Fine Print. Embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank GettyImages.com for sharing. This post is number 1882  for this site (we’ve been busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.

 

 

 


Nightshift Sports: Tour de France, Stage 12

19 July 2018

 

Context

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest long-distance bicycle race, goes on at the same time France is playing in the world’s largest single sports event. What a year and maybe, just maybe, the Franco rise to the top of the sports world is one of the reason’s why this year’s Tour seems more festive than some in the past. The Tour is being covered by Nightshift Sports as part of our coverage of  The Golden Season of Classic Sports.  To get you in the mood and increase your enjoyment of the 2018 Tour, Nightshift Sports has put together a set of resources that will not only keep you up to date on the Tour, but also make you more knowledgeable about many of its’ various facets through articles, photo essays, video, and links. We have added the official Tour de France (“TDF”) twitter feed today…so enjoy.

ICYMI

The Move is a podcast covering the 2018 Tour de France. We including their podcast in the Nightshift Sports coverage of the Tour.

Resources:

A complete set of resources to understand and enjoy the 2018 edition of The Tour is below. And, of course, click on the video (above) to for a recap of today’s events at The Tour.

Direct Link to Official Tour de France website

Official Route of the Tour de France 

Tour de France Coverage/Cycling News

The Guardian Coverage of Tour De France 

The Bikes of the Tour de France

New Bike Models at Tour de France

Riders and Teams for 2018 Tour de France

Teams in the Tour de France

Official Instagram Feed: #letourdefrance

Tour de France on Twitter : https://twitter.com/hashtag/tdf2018?lang=en

Where to Watch the Tour de France

 

 

The Fine Print: Image Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Special thanks to our friends at the Tour de France for the direct links to their website(s). Thanks, also, to our friends at YouTube and the Tour de France along with NBC who enable the video recap of the day’s events. This video has not been altered in any way. We thank them for making it available.We also thank The Move for making their podcast available. Thanks guys. Also thanks to our friends at the Guardian for the links to their coverage of the Tour. The Guardian provides rather spectacular coverage of sporting events. They could use your support if you enjoy their work (and you will). The Nightshift staff supports the Guardian. We invite you to join us.  Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others are reserved by donald pierce. All text copyright (c) 2018 donald pierce. Thanks for reading and following. Enjoy the tour…..and ride your bike (more).


The Nightshift: World News 19 July 2018


Press Clippings
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Disney+ Fox

Putin/Washington DC

Tesla 

Maria Butina

Trump Foundation

British Open 

Sun Valley Conference 

Editor’s Note: If you like the classic sports of summer (golf, tennis, the Tour de France, be sure to visit the Official Websites for each sports. They are all superbly done with lots of information and insight that you cannot get anywhere else. We have included  direct links to the Tour de France –currently in progress–and The (British) Open–also currently in progress– in the “Front Page Links” below.)

Today is National Daiquiri Day…..probably necessary considering the world news recently.

Music for news reading, with new tunes (and more added each day)  curated by DJ Tschugge and Miles Geauxbye: July Tunes

We have added the U.S. Edition of The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s top newspapers (and terrific for sports) to the list.

The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Wimbledon

Tour de France

(British)Open Golf Tournament

The Fine Print. Embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank GettyImages.com for sharing. This post is number 1882  for this site (we’ve been busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.

 

 

 


Nightshift Sports: Tour De France, Stage 11

18 July 2018

(Note: The Stage 11 coverage of the Tour did not go up as scheduled on the 18th. These things happen. But we’re back. Stage 12 coverage has been posted)

Context

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest long-distance bicycle race, goes on at the same time France is playing in the world’s largest single sports event. What a year and maybe, just maybe, the Franco rise to the top of the sports world is one of the reason’s why this year’s Tour seems more festive than some in the past. The Tour is being covered by Nightshift Sports as part of our coverage of  The Golden Season of Classic Sports.  To get you in the mood and increase your enjoyment of the 2018 Tour, Nightshift Sports has put together a set of resources that will not only keep you up to date on the Tour, but also make you more knowledgeable about many of its’ various facets through articles, photo essays, video, and links. We have added the official Tour de France (“TDF”) twitter feed today…so enjoy.

ICYMI

The Move is a podcast on the Tour de France. We including their podcast in the Nightshift Sports coverage of the Tour.

Resources:

A complete set of resources to understand and enjoy the 2018 edition of The Tour is below. And, of course, click on the video (above) to for a recap of today’s events at The Tour.

Direct Link to Official Tour de France website

Official Route of the Tour de France 

Tour de France Coverage/Cycling News

The Guardian Coverage of Tour De France 

The Bikes of the Tour de France

New Bike Models at Tour de France

Riders and Teams for 2018 Tour de France

Teams in the Tour de France

Official Instagram Feed: #letourdefrance

Tour de France on Twitter : https://twitter.com/hashtag/tdf2018?lang=en

Where to Watch the Tour de France

 

 

The Fine Print: Image Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Special thanks to our friends at the Tour de France for the direct links to their website(s). Thanks, also, to our friends at YouTube and the Tour de France along with NBC who enable the video recap of the day’s events. This video has not been altered in any way. We thank them for making it available.We also thank The Move for making their podcast available. Thanks guys. Also thanks to our friends at the Guardian for the links to their coverage of the Tour. The Guardian provides rather spectacular coverage of sporting events. They could use your support if you enjoy their work (and you will). The Nightshift staff supports the Guardian. We invite you to join us.  Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others are reserved by donald pierce. All text copyright (c) 2018 donald pierce. Thanks for reading and following. Enjoy the tour…..and ride your bike (more).


The Nightshift: World News 18 July 2018

Press Clippings
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People, places, and events for today:

Backlash

Dr. BumBum

Google Fine

All-Star Game

Maria Butina

Editor’s Note: If you like the classic sports of summer (golf, tennis, the Tour de France, be sure to visit the Official Websites for each sports. They are all superbly done with lots of information and insight that you cannot get anywhere else. We have included  direct links to the Tour de France and The (British) Open in the “Front Page Links” below.)

Today is National Hot Dog Day. Easy to celebrate.

Music for news reading, with new tunes curated by DJ Tschugge and Miles Geauxbye: July Tunes

We have added the U.S. Edition of The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s top newspapers (and terrific for sports) to the list.

The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Wimbledon

Tour de France

(British)Open Golf Tournament

The Fine Print. Embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank GettyImages.com for sharing. This post is number 1882  for this site (we’ve been busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.

 

 

 


Nightshift Sports: Tour de France, Stage 10

17 July 2018

Context

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest long-distance bicycle race, goes on at the same time France is playing in the world’s largest single sports event. What a year and maybe, just maybe, the Franco rise to the top of the sports world is one of the reason’s why this year’s Tour seems more festive than some in the past. The Tour is being covered by Nightshift Sports as part of our coverage of  The Golden Season of Classic Sports.  To get you in the mood and increase your enjoyment of the 2018 Tour, Nightshift Sports has put together a set of resources that will not only keep you up to date on the Tour, but also make you more knowledgeable about many of its’ various facets through articles, photo essays, video, and links. We have added the official Tour de France (“TDF”) twitter feed today…so enjoy.

ICYMI

The Move is a podcast on the Tour de France. Worth your time and guess who the guest is?

 

Resources:

A complete set of resources to understand and enjoy the 2018 edition of The Tour is below. And, of course, click on the video (above) to for a recap of today’s events at The Tour.

Direct Link to Official Tour de France website

Official Route of the Tour de France 

Tour de France Coverage/Cycling News

The Guardian Coverage of Tour De France 

The Bikes of the Tour de France

New Bike Models at Tour de France

Riders and Teams for 2018 Tour de France

Teams in the Tour de France

Official Instagram Feed: #letourdefrance

Tour de France on Twitter : https://twitter.com/hashtag/tdf2018?lang=en

Where to Watch the Tour de France

 

 

The Fine Print: Image Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Special thanks to our friends at the Tour de France for the direct links to their website(s). Thanks, also, to our friends at YouTube and the Tour de France along with NBC who enable the video recap of the day’s events. This video has not been altered in any way. We thank them for making it available. Also thanks to our friends at the Guardian for the links to their coverage of the Tour. The Guardian provides rather spectacular coverage of sporting events. They could use your support if you enjoy their work (and you will). The Nightshift staff supports the Guardian. We invite you to join us.  Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others are reserved by donald pierce. All text copyright (c) 2018 donald pierce. Thanks for reading and following. Enjoy the tour…..and ride your bike (more).


Nightshift Sports: Wimbledon 2018 Recap

17 July 2018
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Context

The world’s oldest major tennis tournament (it’s 141 years old) and arguably the best known, is now over. Saturday was the day that the Ladies Singles Championship was settled, along with Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles. On Sunday, the men played for the Gentlemen’s Singles Championship and the mixed doubles championship was also decided. So that’ll be it for Center court, Wimbledon, until the tournament starts up again next June. It was, in short, a doozy this year.

The Results

The Women’s side of the tournament was a bit of a let down. It was good to Angelique Kerber win, but the rest of the top women just left like they were in a hurry. Kerber punched out Serena Williams in straight sets and even though a very big media push was made about how great Serena was playing, she didn’t face anyone really tough until the semis. OK, she got to the finals, but…..sometimes that happens. Let’s see how she does at the U.S. Open. Really, does she even still want to play? No one would think twice if she decided to be a full time mom and enjoy a life outside of tennis. The rest of the Women’s side of the tournament was not compelling. I don’t think even one of the top 10 seeds made it to second week. That’s pretty dismal and also not good for the tournament. Venus Williams was taken out in the round of 32 in the first week of the tournament. She’s struggled with health issues off and on for years and her very best years of competitive tennis are behind her. Maybe the U.S. Open will make a different case for her staying on the tour.

The men’s draw was the main attraction this year. There were three classic, great matches,  but the final–Djokovic vs. Anderson–was not one of them. The Anderson-Federer match was a very good one. Federer caught Anderson on the day that Anderson was playing the best tennis of his life and Federer was just a little off, and down Roger went. Like the class act he is, Federer gave all credit to Anderson; the Nightshift Staff was all in for Roger winning another Wimbledon title, but maybe he’ll pick up another major at the U.S. Open.

Anderson moved onto play Big John Isner, and those two staged the dual of the tournament, going six hours and thirty minutes or so, with Anderson winning three sets to two, with the score in the fifth set 26-24. It was the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history (it also featured the two tallest players, Isner is 6’10” and Anderson is 6’8″). Isner is the diesel of tournament tennis..he played an eleven hour match in 2010 at Wimbledon.  Anderson survived Isner and recovered to play the winner of the best match of the men’s side of the tournament, the Djokovic/Nadal shootout, which Djokovic won in the fifth. That match really was the “championship” match for the tournament….anyone watching it had the feeling that the winner would take the Championship. Djokovic overcame a nervous moment or two (as did Nadal) and won. He then beat Anderson in straight sets for the title. It’s good to have him back in the mix at the top of the tennis food chain.

In mixed doubles, Peya and Melichar bested home-town favorites Murray and Azarenko; Mike Bryan, playing without his brother, teamed with American Jack Sock to win the Men’s Doubles; and Krecikova and Siniakova won the Women’s Doubles.  Wimbledon is an amazing tournament because of the sheer number of championships it offers; click this link to see all the 2018 winners. 

Players who should have done better include the mercurial Nick Krygios, Milos Roanic (taken out by Isner),  Gail Monfils (great shotmaker…but) taken out by Anderson and Dominic Thiem, who retired due early due to back injuries (a little young for those..). Juan Martin del Poltro (will he ever win a major?) took Nadal to five sets before fading but showed he’s still improving.

ICYMI

The prize money at Wimbledon is the same for men and women (the women can thank Billie Jean King for that ) and a finalist receives 50% of what the Winner gets. This year, the Men’s Singles champion won £2,250,000 pounds and the doubles winners received £450,000 pounds. Wimbledon hands out a lot of money and they take their responsibility seriously; thus, no surprise that Wimbledon has this rule in effect: “A new rule in 2018 is that any first round singles player who is unfit to play and withdraws on-site after 12pm on Thursday before the start of the Main Draw will now receive half of the First Round prize money, the other half to be awarded to the replacement Lucky Loser. Any player who competes in the First Round Main Draw singles and retires or performs below professional standards, may now be subject to a fine of up to First Round prize money, to deter players from appearing only to claim prize money.” Bottom line–it’s an honor to be invited to play at Wimbledon, but don’t show up just for the first round check and tank, or you will owe a rather tidy sum of money. They should have the same rule in all pro sports–especially basketball and football. 

Click this  link to see the draw (and results) for all classes of competition at Wimbledon. 

Court Notes

Djokovic looked sharp and ready to be a major champions today. Anderson looked a bit tired. And England looked dispirited when they played Belgium for third place in the World Cup. More on the weekend’s sports in tomorrows long form wrap up of Wimbledon.

Looking Back

A video review of play at Wimbledon, today courtesy of Wimbledon, YouTube and ESPN.

Resources

If you love tennis, or Wimbledon, or both, you are encouraged to revisit the links below and, especially, to take advantage of our special direct link to the Wimbledon site, where there is just tons of great material awaiting you. We left the link to The Guardian’s coverage up so you can navigate forward or backward to see their coverage, which was great.  Hope you enjoyed the tournament. See you next year.

Direct Link to The Official Wimbledon Website

The Wimbledon Dress Code

The 2018 Draw

Time Magazine Deep Background on the Wimbledon Dress Code 

Wimbledon Background and History

Wimbledon Results (updated Continuously)

Where to Watch Wimbledon 

Wimbledon Apps Link

Wimbledon YouTube Channel 

The Guardian Covers Wimbledon (great print coverage, continuous update)

Wimbledon Instagram Feed

Wimbledon Official Twitter Feed

 

The Fine Print: Embed photos courtesy of our friends at Getty Images (gettyimages.com) who have photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. Photos have not been altered in any way. We thank them, deeply, for sharing. Video Embeds courtesy of YouTube, Wimbledon, ESPN and The Guardian. Videos are not  altered in any way; we thank them for sharing. Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights–except those expressly reserved by others–are reserved by donald pierce. All text, copyright (c)2018 donald pierce. 

 


The Nightshift: World News 17 July 2018

Press Clippings
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People, places, and events for today:

Trump/Helsinki/Putin

Putin’s Poodle: The World Press Reacts

U.S.Plutonium theft

Jeff Bezos

Prime Time

Sascha Baron Cohen

Editor’s Note: If you like the classic sports of summer (golf, tennis, the Tour de France, be sure to visit the Official Websites for each sports. They are all superbly done with lots of information and insight that you cannot get anywhere else. We have included  links to the Tour de France in the “Front Page Links” below.)

Today is World Emoji Day. It’s also National Wrong Way Corrigan Day…….

Music for news reading, with new tunes curated by DJ Tschugge and Miles Geauxbye: July Tunes

We have added the U.S. Edition of The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s top newspapers (and terrific for sports) to the list.

The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Wimbledon

Tour de France

The Fine Print. Embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank GettyImages.com for sharing. This post is number 1879  for this site (we’ve been busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.

 

 

 


Nightshift Sports: Tour de France, Rest Day 1

16 July 2018

Editors Note: The Nightshift Staff made a scheduling error regarding the Tour and missed the first rest day, which was Monday, 16 July 2018. Instead, we headlined the coverage as Stage 10, but that’s on the 17th.

Context

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest long-distance bicycle race, goes on at the same time France is playing in the world’s largest single sports event. What a year and maybe, just maybe, the Franco rise to the top of the sports world is one of the reason’s why this year’s Tour seems more festive than some in the past. The Tour is being covered by Nightshift Sports as part of our coverage of  The Golden Season of Classic Sports.  To get you in the mood and increase your enjoyment of the 2018 Tour, Nightshift Sports has put together a set of resources that will not only keep you up to date on the Tour, but also make you more knowledgeable about many of its’ various facets through articles, photo essays, video, and links. We have added the official Tour de France (“TDF”) twitter feed today…so enjoy.

ICYMI

From our friends at Global Cycling Network…a very good, informational video to help you understand the Tour and it’s unique rules.

Resources:

A complete set of resources to understand and enjoy the 2018 edition of The Tour is below. And, of course, click on the video (above) to for a recap of today’s events at The Tour.

Direct Link to Official Tour de France website

Official Route of the Tour de France 

Tour de France Coverage/Cycling News

The Guardian Coverage of Tour De France 

The Bikes of the Tour de France

New Bike Models at Tour de France

Riders and Teams for 2018 Tour de France

Teams in the Tour de France

Official Instagram Feed: #letourdefrance

Tour de France on Twitter : https://twitter.com/hashtag/tdf2018?lang=en

Where to Watch the Tour de France

 

 

The Fine Print: Image Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Special thanks to our friends at the Tour de France for the direct links to their website(s). Thanks, also, to our friends at YouTube and the Tour de France along with NBC who enable the video recap of the day’s events. This video has not been altered in any way. We thank them for making it available. Also thanks to our friends at the Guardian for the links to their coverage of the Tour. The Guardian provides rather spectacular coverage of sporting events. They could use your support if you enjoy their work (and you will). The Nightshift staff supports the Guardian. We invite you to join us.  Nightshift Sports is produced by Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others are reserved by donald pierce. All text copyright (c) 2018 donald pierce. Thanks for reading and following. Enjoy the tour…..and ride your bike (more).