Three cheers for our friends and clients of Team Garmin-Slipstream
! Though they missed a spot on the podium in the Tour de France
on Sunday, the Boulder-based professional cycling team boasted an impressive feat: two riders in the top 10. Bradley Wiggins was fourth overall - just 1 minute, 23 seconds behind third-place-finisher Lance Armstrong. And Christian Vande Velde finished eighth overall - just two months after cracking three vertebrae in a crash.
And the next time you talk to Nico
or Kelly or Evan
, be sure to ask them about all the cool behind-the-scenes technology work we did for both the versus.com
website and the slipstreamsports.com
website during the tour. I kept nagging Nico to write a blog about what he and the other programmers were doing, but he was simply too busy doing real work to find time to blog. In short, we helped create versus.com's Race Tracker that provided Live Tour de France coverage including live GPS tracking, real-time play-by-play, interactive maps and profiles, and live broadband-quality video.