The Versus channel continues to do an excellent job of delivering Tour de France coverage once again this year. Lets face it, the sport is certainly not the easiest one to sell to none cycling fans, and yet the great team at Versus finds a way to make it compelling television year in and year out. If you haven’t been watching these past few weeks, you’re in luck, as today and tomorrow are likely to be excellent. Depending on the standings, Saturday’s individual time trial should be fantastic as well.
Before the Tour wraps up for another year, Versus is giving us all a couple of chances to win some great prizes in their Defining Moments Fan Challenge on Facebook. To enter, simply logon to FB and click the “Like” button on the Versus cycling page (That’s easy!). From there, you’ll have the opportunity to share your personal story of overcoming long odds or coming up just short in your attempt at glory. Other fans will read and vote on the stories they like best, with the top vote getters squaring off to take home a new Cannondale Synapse road bike – a machine that is worth more than $3000. There are also several daily prizes to be had as well, like cycling helmets, helmet cams, and gift certificates.
While yore on the site, be sure to click on the Headsweats Ask Bobke button, located on the side of the page, to get the opportunity to ask commentator and fan favorite Bob Roll a question about the tour. If they find your question interesting enough, it may be used on the air in the nightly encore broadcasts.
Speaking of Headsweats, they’re also running a Tour de France related special for Versus fans. When you make a purchase now, you can enter the promo code “Bobke” to get 25% off your next purchase. That’s a pretty good deal for some great headwear to use during active outdoor pursuits.
With the days of the 2011 Tour starting to run short, enjoy ever minute of these last few stages. They should be great ones.
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