More Tour de France Coverage From Mobile

Thanks to a tip from a Wap Review reader I discovered that Bicycling Magazine has a slick mobile site with live Tour de France coverage. It also features general cycling and cycle racing news and regular reports from the Bicycling Magazine columnists. In addition to live Tour coverage, which only seems to appear on the site while a stage is in progress, there’s a dedicated Tour section with features on individual riders, a look at some of the Tour bikes … Continue reading

Who Has the Best Live Mobile Tour de France Coverage?

This year’s Tour de France is off to an exciting start. The biggest news is seven time winner Lance Armstrong’s coming out of a four year retirement at age 37 to ride his 12th Tour. Armstrong claims he isn’t riding to win this year but to support Alberto Contador, his Astana team’s leader. However yesterday Lance managed to join a late stage breakaway engineered by team Columbia-HTC. The 28 man breakaway finished 41 seconds ahead of the pack and Contador. … Continue reading

Mobile VeloNews

It looks like, the US based weekly print newspaper of competitive cycling has launched a proper mobile site. The URL is and it seems to have replaced the old site which carried live race reports from a half dozen or so of the bigest races each year but nothing else. The new VeloNews Mobile is updated constantly and mirrors the content of the Top Stories section of One thing that’s great about VeloNews Mobile is that … Continue reading

Meta Refresh a no-no for Mobile

Update: The Tour of California mobile site that I rant about below  no longer uses the  annoying meta-refresh!  Thank you, to whoever is responsible. There’s a bit of html, a meta tag which you can add to a web page to cause the page to reload after a specified number of seconds. It looks like <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”60″> Which means that every 60 seconds the page will reload itself. It even works on many mobile web browsers. In general meta … Continue reading

61st Vuelta a España

Updated 8/26/2006: Velonews IS offering live reports from the Vuelta on both the full web at and the mobile web at The BBC is not doing live coverage. The cycling Tour of Spain starts tomorrow under the ominous cloud of the back to back doping revelations of Operación Puerto followed by l’affaire Landis. I don’t know who’s guilty and who isn’t but I do know that professional cycling’s reputation is in the dumps. Maybe I’m dreaming but I … Continue reading

VeloNews Live Mobile

For the last three years I’ve been hosting a page which has links to mobile transcoded versions of‘s live coverage of major cycling events like the Tour de France. While I was following today’s stage transcoded by Skweezer on my phone I saw this : “By the way, if you’re going to be away from you computer and still want to check in on the live action you can point your mobile device browser to our mobile live window … Continue reading

Le Tour de France

Update 6/30/2006: Those of you that are cycling fans already know this, but less than 3 hours after I wrote the words below this year’s Tour de France started to unravel. A doping scandal that had been simmering in Spain for months exploded with 58 professional cyclists under investigation. Among the implicated riders are nine would-be participants in this years Tour including last year’s second, third and fourth place finishers Ivan Basso, Jan Ulrich and Francisco Mancebo. All of the … Continue reading

Cyclingnews Live – Tour of California

Update 2/22/06: Cyclingnews changed their url for today’s stage!! I updated the url on the Yeswap portal this morning before the stage started, but I can only post to the blog in the evening. I’ll do the same for the rest of the stages, if the url changes again I’ll update the portal ASAP, but this post may not get fixed until later. Last week I wrote about how you can follow Velonews’ live coverage of major cycling races on … Continue reading