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Nightshift Sports: The Open, 23 July 2018 (Final round)

Context
The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many golf fans and historians would argue that the Masters, a U.S. tournament founded by the legendary golfer Bobby Jones is the most prestigious. The tournament rotates from golf club to club throughout the U.K. and has been in England, Ireland, and, of course, Scotland. This year the tournament is being staged in Angus, Scotland, at Carnoustie, a links style course that has many difficult challenges, so much so that players often call it Carnasty. The challenges in 2018 have been  made more difficult by the weather–the lack of rain in the area (a rarity) has made the links fairways as hard as the top of a pool table, so shots off the tee and long iron shots can hit and bounce and run for very long distances–often into trouble. Carnoustie was the scene of the famous Jean van de Velde meltdown on the 18th in 1999, when the French golfer–literally on the verge of winning the tournament–needing only a 6 on a par 4 hole to win–made a triple bogey 7, and ended up in a four hole playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie for the championship . Lawrie won the playoff by three strokes over the four holes. Notably, van de Velde handled the entire incident with a level of class and sense of humor seldom seen in any sport.

Results

The weather was unexpectedly cooperative throughout the tournament and that grace of state resulted in optimum scoring conditions. The expected (Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner) delivered solid performances, just not enough to win. The unexpected surprised the experts: Jordan Spieth did not have a good final round–actually, he had a bad final round, going 5 over par–and Francesco Molinari, who should not have been unexpected as a winner but was, won the tournament with an 8 under par 276  score for the tournament.  Molinari had previous won the  BMW OGA Championship on the European tour and the Quicken Loans National in the USA in 2018, before winning The Open. In other words, he was in the groove and playing predictably well; he did not have a bogey on the final day. His playing partner was Tiger Woods; Molinari was not intimidated.  He is the first Italian to win the The Open. Woods story was one of the great ones of the tournament–everyone, even people who don’t follow golf, was delighted to see him in the hunt again. He actually led the tournament for a very short time on the final day. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner, and Xander Schauffele all came in tied for 2nd at 6 under. Eddie Pepperell, Tiger Woods, and Kevin Chappell were all T-6 at 5 under. Tony Finau, Matt Kuchar, and Jordan Spieth were tied for 9th at 4 under par for the tournament. Phil Mickelson was one under for the tournament. The tournament is over and the Champion Golfer of the Year is Francesco Molinari. Congratulations, sir. Well Done. See you next year.

Resources

Direct Link to the Official Site of The Open

The Leaderboard 

The Course 

Direct Link to Official Site of Carnoustie Golf Links

How to Qualify for the British Open

Carnoustie, Hole by Hole

How to Watch The Open

Instagram Feed: #theopen

 

The Fine Print: Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and  21st century on file. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank for sharing. Video embeds courtesy of The Open, YouTube, and NBC. Again, these have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Nightshift Sports is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others, are reserved by donald pierce. Text and other elements (c) donald pierce. Thanks for watching. Enjoy The Open. 


The Nightshift: World News 23 July 2018


Press Clippings
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People, places, and events for today.

Francesco Molinari/British Open

Fiat/Chrysler/Ferrari 

The Iran Tweet

Toronto shootings

Mamma Mia

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 Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Easy enough to celebrate–will that be a bowl or a cone?

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. 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 15

22 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 are 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 22 July 2018


Press Clippings
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People, places, and events for today.

British Open

Blood Moon

Sergio Marchionne 

Annabelle Neilson

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 Hammock Day. Get a good book (maybe some music and headphones), layback, and relax/celebrate.

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.  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: The Open, 22 July 2018

Context
The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many golf fans and historians would argue that the Masters, a U.S. tournament founded by the legendary golfer Bobby Jones is the most prestigious. The tournament rotates from golf club to club throughout the U.K. and has been in England, Ireland, and, of course, Scotland. This year the tournament is being staged in Angus, Scotland, at Carnoustie, a links style course that has many difficult challenges, so much so that players often call it Carnasty. The challenges in 2018 have been  made more difficult by the weather–the lack of rain in the area (a rarity) has made the links fairways as hard as the top of a pool table, so shots off the tee and long iron shots can hit and bounce and run for very long distances–often into trouble. Carnoustie was the scene of the famous Jean van de Velde meltdown on the 18th in 1999, when the French golfer–literally on the verge of winning the tournament–needing only a 6 on a par 4 hole to win–made a triple bogey 7, and ended up in a four hole playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie for the championship . Lawrie won the playoff by three strokes over the four holes. Notably, van de Velde handled the entire incident with a level of class and sense of humor seldom seen in any sport. The Open is always one of the most dramatic tournaments of the year and this year’s will be no exception; also–expect bad weather, because invariably there is at least one (and often more) day of bad weather. Use the Nightshift Resource links (below) to get the most from following this year’s tournament. You can see the tournament on the Golf Channel (early) and NBC (late). Streaming is available via TheOpen.com . See the resources below for details.

Results to Date

Jordan Spieth (recovering from a very difficult Thursday and a not too bad Friday), is one of the leaders at 9 under, joined by Kevin Kisner (who’s been at the top of the leaderboard for all three days of the tournament) so far and Xander Schuaffele. All three are from the U.S. Also in the mix are American Kevin Chappell at 7 under par, Francesco Molinari (Italy), at 6 under and Tiger Woods–making a great major showing–at 5 under. Also at 6 under are six other golfers including Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, crowd favorite Matt Kucher, who almost won the tournament last year, Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson.

What to Expect

Difficult weather is expected for Sunday’s final round. That could mean high winds, rain, or both in that unique combination that you only seem to get at The Open. Plus–lots of media attention on Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. Kevin Kisner has remained the most consistent throughout the tournament thus far..perhaps tomorrow will be his day. We’ve added a link to The Open’s Instagram feed (below)

Resources

Direct Link to the Official Site of The Open

The Leaderboard 

The Course 

Direct Link to Official Site of Carnoustie Golf Links

How to Qualify for the British Open

Carnoustie, Hole by Hole

How to Watch The Open

Instagram Feed: #theopen

 

The Fine Print: Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and  21st century on file. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank for sharing. Video embeds courtesy of The Open, YouTube, and NBC. Again, these have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Nightshift Sports is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others, are reserved by donald pierce. Text and other elements (c) donald pierce. Thanks for watching. Enjoy The Open. 


Nightshift Sports: Tour De France, Stage 14

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 are 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).


Nightshift Sports: The Open, 21 July 2018

Context
The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many golf fans and historians would argue that the Masters, a U.S. tournament founded by the legendary golfer Bobby Jones is the most prestigious. The tournament rotates from golf club to club throughout the U.K. and has been in England, Ireland, and, of course, Scotland. This year the tournament is being staged in Angus, Scotland, at Carnoustie, a links style course that has many difficult challenges, so much so that players often call it Carnasty. The challenges in 2018 have been  made more difficult by the weather–the lack of rain in the area (a rarity) has made the links fairways as hard as the top of a pool table, so shots off the tee and long iron shots can hit and bounce and run for very long distances–often into trouble. Carnoustie was the scene of the famous Jean van de Velde meltdown on the 18th in 1999, when the French golfer–literally on the verge of winning the tournament–needing only a 6 on a par 4 hole to win–made a triple bogey 7, and ended up in a four hole playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie for the championship . Lawrie won the playoff by three strokes over the four holes. Notably, van de Velde handled the entire incident with a level of class and sense of humor seldom seen in any sport. The Open is always one of the most dramatic tournaments of the year and this year’s will be no exception; also–expect bad weather, because invariably there is at least one (and often more) day of bad weather. Use the Nightshift Resource links (below) to get the most from following this year’s tournament. You can see the tournament on the Golf Channel (early) and NBC (late). Streaming is available via TheOpen.com . See the resources below for details.

Resources

Direct Link to the Official Site of The Open

The Leaderboard 

The Course 

Direct Link to Official Site of Carnoustie Golf Links

How to Qualify for the British Open

Carnoustie, Hole by Hole

How to Watch The Open

 

The Fine Print: Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and  21st century on file. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank for sharing. Video embeds courtesy of The Open, YouTube, and NBC. Again, these have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Nightshift Sports is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others, are reserved by donald pierce. Text and other elements (c) donald pierce. Thanks for watching. Enjoy The Open. 


The Nightshift: World News 21 July 2018


Press Clippings
Embed from Getty Images
People, places, and events for today.

The Cohen Tape(s)

Duck Boat Sinking

British Open

George Michael

Manhattan Madam

Brexit

Second Passport

The Fed

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 Toss Away The “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day….another chance to reset certain parts of life.

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.  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: The Open, 20 July 2018

Context
The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many golf fans and historians would argue that the Masters, a U.S. tournament founded by the legendary golfer Bobby Jones is the most prestigious. The tournament rotates from golf club to club throughout the U.K. and has been in England, Ireland, and, of course, Scotland. This year the tournament is being staged in Angus, Scotland, at Carnoustie, a links style course that has many difficult challenges, so much so that players often call it Carnasty. The challenges in 2018 have been  made more difficult by the weather–the lack of rain in the area (a rarity) has made the links fairways as hard as the top of a pool table, so shots off the tee and long iron shots can hit and bounce and run for very long distances–often into trouble. Carnoustie was the scene of the famous Jean van de Velde meltdown on the 18th in 1999, when the French golfer–literally on the verge of winning the tournament–needing only a 6 on a par 4 hole to win–made a triple bogey 7, and ended up in a four hole playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie for the championship . Lawrie won the playoff by three strokes over the four holes. Notably, van de Velde handled the entire incident with a level of class and sense of humor seldom seen in any sport. The Open is always one of the most dramatic tournaments of the year and this year’s will be no exception; also–expect bad weather, because invariably there is at least one (and often more) day of bad weather. Use the Nightshift Resource links (below) to get the most from following this year’s tournament. You can see the tournament on the Golf Channel (early) and NBC (late). Streaming is available via TheOpen.com . See the resources below for details.

 

Resources

Direct Link to the Official Site of The Open

The Leaderboard 

The Course 

Direct Link to Official Site of Carnoustie Golf Links

How to Qualify for the British Open

Carnoustie, Hole by Hole

How to Watch The Open

 

The Fine Print: Embeds courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and  21st century on file. Images have not been altered in any way. We thank for sharing. Video embeds courtesy of The Open, YouTube, and NBC. Again, these have not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Nightshift Sports is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. All rights not expressly reserved by others, are reserved by donald pierce. Text and other elements (c) donald pierce. Thanks for watching. Enjoy The Open. 


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 include 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).