Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Weekend in Sports to Remember: July 15-17, 2011

A great weekend of sports awaits us. Check out everything we have to look forward to .

-Friday-Sunday: British Open Second, Third and Final rounds (Live daily on ESPN)
-Friday-Sunday: Tour de France: Friday and Saturday Mountain Stages (Live daily on Versus)
-Friday-Sunday: Major League Baseball second half of the season begins
-Sunday: Women’s World Cup Final; Japan vs. USA (2:45 ET ESPN)

There are great athletes competing all over the world. One event I feel like that is being overlooked right now is the Tour de France. Check out this quote by cyclist JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S:

“We needed to get to the Alps as quickly as possible, but without making the transfers too long. Finishing in Montpellier enables us to achieve this objective. On stages of this type, the heat can be punishing. If the sun is beating down, it’s going to cause some real damage because the riders will already have expended a huge amount of energy. If some riders decide to make the going tough today, it could really have an impact on some of the teammates of key riders. Let’s not forget that all of the favorites depend on those teammates… Every day, there’s a real race within a race! This stage should go the way of the sprinters, whose only chance of victory after this will come on the Champs-Élysées."