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French Anti-Gay Marriage Activists to Target Tour de France


France's anti-gay marriage activists are not giving up. They have announced they will be targeting the Tour de France to get their message across, The Local reports:

"From June 29th to July 21st, we will have an incredible global visibility  to show our fight against the law," read a statement on a new Facebook page created to inspire protesters to line the 3,360-kilometre route.
And while the first stage of the race will get rolling on the island of Corsica, the remaining 20 stages will cover well near every corner of mainland France, offering protestors across the country the chance to snatch a bit of prime-time coverage.
Their Facebook page implored would-be demonstrators to send private messages with points on the route they would consider protesting at, giving the impression that the 'Tour Pour Tous' (Tour for all) will try to organize as wide a coverage of the famous event as possible.
The page also launched the hashtag #tourpourtous to prompt users on the social media site Twitter to rally to the protesters' defence. By Wednesday, proponents and opponents alike had begun using the keyword to trade jibes.

Anti-gay activists have already targeted the French Open with a flaming protester.


Jon Stewart Mocks NYC's New Bike Share Program, and Those Who Oppose It: VIDEO


On the last night before his hiatus, Jon Stewart thoroughly dissected the community outrage inspired by the new Citibike bike sharing program in NYC, raising an eyebrow of his own.

"First of all, the idea of New Yorkers sharing anything other than sexually-transmitted diseases is wack-a-doo."

And Al Madrigal was sent out on the street to gauge the crabby neighbor reaction.

Watch the hilarity go down, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Lance Armstrong Flips the Bird at the International Cycling Union: PHOTO


Lance Armstrong clearly has no shame about the doping scandal that stripped him of his Tour de France titles, posting this photo to his Twitter account in what Yahoo Sports calls "a finely-honed troll move."

Tweets Armstrong: "Back in Austin and just layin' around ... "

Writes Yahoo!:

Now, obviously the UCI wasn't going to come into Armstrong's house and yank the jerseys off his walls. (The International Olympic Committee could be a different story. They have ordered disgraced medalists to surrender their medals in the past.) But even though Armstrong has removed the Tour de France victories from his Twitter profile, he's clearly not relinquishing the titles in the public eye.

Aerial Mountain Bike Goodness: VIDEO


There's plenty more uses for a RC helicopter than spying on your neighbors or your enemies. You could film a wicked biking video, for instance.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via reddit)

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Antelope Takes Down Biker During South African Race: VIDEO


This is some insane footage. Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa met a territorial Red Hartebeest, while competing in a mountain bike race at Albert Falls Dam. The footage was shot by his teammate Travis Walker.


(via the daily what)

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Cycling Champ Graeme Obree: I'm Gay


Champion cyclist Graeme Obree has come out of the closet, making him the highest-ranking member of that sport to do so, in an interview with the Scottish Sun.

Graeme_obree “I was brought up thinking you'd be better dead than gay. I must have known I was gay and it was so unacceptable. I was brought up by a war generation - they grew up when gay people were put in jail. Being homosexual was so unthinkable that you just wouldn't be gay. I'd no inkling about anything, I just closed down...People say, 'How can you be gay and be married and have kids and not know it?’ But when I went to my psychologist she reckoned I had the emotional age of about 13 because I'd just closed down."

Bike Radar reports: "Both Obree's private life and his achievements on the bike have combined to make him one of cycling's most enigmatic figures. The Scotsman claimed the World individual pursuit title in 1993 and 1995 but is best known for his innovative and pioneering attempts at the World hour record. He claimed the hour record twice, in 1993 and 1994. The first successful, in Norway, saw him best a nine-year-old record held by Italian Francesco Moser using a hand-made bike constructed from spare parts dubbed 'Old Faithful'. That record lasted only a week as Englishman Chris Boardman improved on Obree's effort in Bordeaux, France during a rest day of that year's Tour de France."


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