Have you been entering Easton’s big wheel giveaway during the Tour? Cyclingnews.com and the leading carbon-fiber bike company have teamed up to offer a free wheelset every stage for correctly answering a Tour trivia question. All you have to do is follow Cyclingnews’ live (text) coverage. When the question pops up, you fill out a quick form with your email address for return response, then keep your fingers crossed.
These aren’t run of the mill hoops. They’re carbon copies, so to speak, of the wheels that Easton-sponsored Team BMC Racing competitors are using in the Tour. That would include one Cadel Evans, currently holding the yellow jersey.
The questions have been pretty challenging — who has the most polka dot jerseys, who’s the all-time green jersey leader, and so on — but if you don’t know them off the top of your head, Cyclingnews provides a cheat sheet.
We’ve appreciated Cyclingnews‘ coverage, particularly on the (so far thankfully rare) occasions when we’ve had to be somewhere there isn’t Versus TV access (Channel 34 on Comcast in Seattle). Commentator Barry Ryan is entertaining and informative during the slower flat stages, but quick and to the point when the action gets hot. Real-time blogging is no easy task, even if Ryan makes it look that way.