And you thought it was all about the bikes? Nah, not even close
Yep, #trolldj is back. #TrollDJ is the Twitter hash tag being used to comment on the music being played as the the SBS Tour de France coverage returns after an add break. There is a fair discussion regarding what the song is (thanks to Shazam this is not too difficult to confirm) and the relevance to the montage footage that the music has played over.
#LVDT LesVaches DuTour
Follow Les Vaches du Tour as they celebrate the unsung heroes of the tour. That’s right, the cows! Grab your Official Team Vaches kit settle in with your hashtags at the ready and tweet with #lvdt and a km mark if you spot cows!
#SBSTDF and #SAGWAGON
#SBSTDF : is the SBS Cycling Central TDF twitter tag that allows SBS TDF watchers to chat without annoying the world with our local broadcast comments
#SAGWAGON : The Sag Wagon was the brilliant 2011 CyclingCentral podcast by @Culbert_Report @MrSamPang and @SophieSmith86 – although the podcast doesn’t exist in 2012 the hashtag and associated puns lives on. Viva le SagWagon!
Who will have the best advert for 2012?
Specialized are in early with “The Chase”, but this live up to the standard of last year’s Skoda, or the 2010 I took down the bear with a single punch!
If SBS plays the ‘Stiff and Stiffer’ adverts again you are entitled to attack your screen with a brick!
Every July it is time for your kitchen to prepare an ongoing barrage of French masterpieces. You can kick things off with Taste Le Tour nand keep going from there.
Need more inspiration? Many local food and wine vendors have brought out Tour packs for this years event. Pantry stocking time …
Taste the Tour 6 Pack ($140.00)
Its that time of year again, time to enjoy the legendary Tour de France. Enjoy the sights of the racing and the stunning scenery whilst enjoying this selection of French wine. …
The wines in this 6 pack are sourced from vineyards in the Pyrenees and the South West of France – regions that the 2012 Tour passes through in the third week as the battle for the yellow jersey really hots up. They represent great value for money and a great introduction to the wines of the region. And at a fraction of the price of a ticket to France!
* Stage 13-Provence
Saturday 14 July Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Le Cap d’Agde 215 km
Wine 1-Domaine de la Croix Irresistable AOC Cotes de Provence 500ml $19.90
* Stage 14-Fronton
Sunday 15 July Limoux > Foix 192 km
Wine 2- Chateau Bouissel Classic AOC Fronton Rouge, 750ml $19.99
* Stage 15- Madiran and St Mont
Monday 16 July Samatan > Pau 160 km
Wine 3 Domaine du Crampilh, Vielles Vignes, 2006, 750ml $28.99.
* Stage 16 & 17-Jurançon
Wednesday 18 July Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon 197 km
Wine 4 Château Jolys Cuvée Jean 2008, 375ml
Thursday 19 July Bagnères-de-Luchon > Peyragudes 144 km
Wine 5 Domaine Bellegarde Jurançon Sec “La Pierre Blanche” 2006, 750ml $29.99.
* Stage 18-Cahors
Friday 20 July Blagnac > Brive-la-Gaillarde 215 km
Wine 6 Chateau Haut Monplaisir Prestige-AOC Cahors-Rouge 2006 750ml $29.90
CITY WINE SHOP
TOUR DE FRANCE MIXED DOZEN $310 (Value $398)
To celebrate the 99th Tour de France running from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 22 July 2012, we have put together a mixed dozen en route. Made up of 20 stages, it will cover a total distance of 3,479 km. This year the tour starts in Belgium and winds its way through France with a brief sojourn in Switzerland when it climbs the infamous Hautes Alpes. The line-up includes: a bottle of champagne and a bottle of sparkling, a cider from Normandy, a Belgian beer, a savoury Loire white, an Alsace textured white and a crisp chardonnay from Macon. For the reds we have a spicy syrah from the Ardeche, a poulsard from the Jura, a juicy tannat from the south west, a Bordeaux blend from Graves and a red blend from the Languedoc.
* Saturday 30 June…start (6 km)
* Sunday 1 July Liège > Seraing (Belgium) ~ 198 km
Duval Beer, Belgium (750ml) $20
* Wednesday 4 July Abbeville > Rouen 214.5 km
2011 Sydre ‘Brut Tendre’ Apple cider $24
* Friday 6 July Épernay > Metz (207.5 km)
Doyard Cuvée Vendémiaire Brut, Vertus, Champagne $80
* Saturday 7 July Tomblaine > La Planche des Belles Filles (199 km)
2010 Domaine Marcel Deiss Pinot d’Alsace $31
* Monday 9 July Arc-et-Senans > Besancon (41.5 km)
Domaine Rolet Poulsard Old Vines Arbois AOC $38
* Tuesday 10 July ….Rest Day
* Wednesday 11 July Mâcon > Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (194.5 km)
2010 Domaine Talmard, Macon Burgundy $25
* Thursday 12 July Albertville > La Toussuire – Les Sybelles (148 km)
2008 Domaine Belluard Vin de Savoie AOC Ayse Brut $40
* Saturday 14 July Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Le Cap d’Agde (217km)
2010 Faury IGP Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes, Ardeche $28
* Sunday 15 July Limoux > Foix (191 km)
2010 Devois de Perret Coteaux du Languedoc, France $21
* Tuesday 17 July…..rest day
* Wednesday 18 July Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon (197 km)
2006 Producteurs Plaimont Les Vignes Retrouvées, Saint Mont $28
* Friday 20 July Blagnac > Brive-la-Gaillarde (222.5 km)
2006 Villa Bel Air Rouge Bordeaux Graves AOC $40
* Sunday 22 July Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées (120 km)
2011 Coteaux du Giennois Sauvignon Blanc AOC $23
SO are YOU ready?