Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Voting time #tdf133

It's that time again. Vote for your top three faves of the stage winners in order of preference. Leave your votes in the comments section below, or email me at or you can post comments on Facebook. Any questions, tweet me at @tourdecouch

Stage 1

Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 6
Stage 7
Stage 8
Stage 9
Stage 10
Stage 11
Stage 12
Stage 13
Stage 14
Stage 15
Stage 16
Stage 17
Stage 18
Stage 19
Stage 20

Stage 21

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stage 21 #tdf133 Results

Another toughie to judge. Another multi stage winner


Honourable Mentions:

La Course #tdf133

This was a toughie.  But in the end, the first winner of the La Course #tdf133 is:



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stages 19 and 20 #tdf133 results

Stage 19 Winner

Stage 19 Honourable Mentions

Stage 20 Winner

Stage 20 Honourable Mentions

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stage 18 #tdf133 Results


Honourable Mentions:

Sunday storm No more Tourmalet Col de folklore Sky glory bid doomed Shark shadows loomed Podium steps in sight So French dogs fight #tdf133
— Jon (@jonny_smash) July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stage 16 and 17 #tdf133 results

Stage 16 Winner:
Stage 16 Honourable Mentions:

Stage 17 Winner

Stage 17 Honourable Mentions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stage 14 and 15 #tdf133 results

Not long to go now folks. Having a bit of a sad, are you?

Stage 14 - Winner

As you all know if you are following the hashtag the winner of stage 14 was newbie:

Stage 15 Results  
Another tough one to judge. But oh well, put the cement in your cup of joe and choose!!


Honourable mentions

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stage 13 #tdf133 Results

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the judging of course got just as hard as any other day. I had two again to choose for the win...both resonated. But this one did it for me. I complain but it's awesome, keep 'em coming folks.


Honourable Mentions:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stage 12 #tdf133

Some newies headed up towards the podium tonight. But can't beat this guy when he's on song.


Honourable Mentions:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stage 11 #tdf133 results

Ummed and aahed a little on this one, but went with my initial gut feeling. This judging stuff is hard - but I guess it's not as hard as writing the buggers. Keep em coming guys, this year has been ace!!


Honourable Mentions:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stage 10 #tdf133 - Results

Hard to choose a winner, so I'm asking for your help. Tell me your fave in the comments or tell me @tourdecouch

Update: the votes are in and the winner is:


Dead Heat for Second:

Honourable Mentions:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Stage 9 #tdf133 Results

Well, the stage before the stage today produced some Panzerwagen goodness and a French rider in the maillot jaune in time for Bastille Day. Second stage win in two days, but his homage to Charles Dickens was too well done.


Honourable Mentions:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stage 8 #tdf133 Results

The #tdf133 is closer than the actual Tour. Harder and harder to judge.  I almost sent it out to the jury (you guys) but at the last minute, this one again caught my eye - and I've read them over and over.


Honourable mentions:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stage 7 - #tdf133 Results

A transition stage that proved eventful and provided material to #tdf133'ers


Honourable mentions:

Gets a mention for the reference to House of Pain song, Jump Around

And this one for the insight into the pain of the broadcast in New Zealand last night

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stage 6 - #tdf133 Results

Winner of today's stage makes smart work of the Tour being in the Champagne region. Hard not to give it the bubbles for the win. I don't mean to mention just two honourables but I'm mega busy and trying to be quick. Will return to more mentions hopefully on the weekend.


Honourable Mentions

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stage 5 #tdf133 - Updated

So, was it epic? Yep. A hard stage to judge. I asked for help with the winner and you guys did.


Other podium places/honourable mentions:

Please please please go check out the hashtag to read them all. Some haiku, some cool one liners and a reference to Baldrick. They're all there.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stage 4 #tdf133

Another flat sprinters stage last night. Still the poetry was beaut. So I am really going to have a hard time if Stage 5 ends up being as epic as hoped.


Honourable Mentions: 

*just a note, Luke above obviously means his third win this year.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stage 3 #tdf133 results

The crowds from Cambridge to London cheered you all on to poemy goodness. Keeping this short and sweet, between my mother phoning me and the kid wanting the computer for minecraft and stampy videos! It is hard to believe #tdf133 doesn't stop the world for everyone!

The results are:


Honourable mentions

And we're all thinking it

Monday, July 7, 2014

#tdf133 Stage 2

A great stage full of attacks from debutantes and veterans of this comp. You guys certainly are not making this easy.  Once again, please don't be disheartened if you don't get named here. Keep playing the game, it's lots of fun and you just never know. I read and love all of them. 


Honourable Mentions

And an excellent one from an insider about his experience at the Tour

Sunday, July 6, 2014

#tdf133 - Stage 1

Seroiusly, woah. I haven't seen a first stage like it! And the race was pretty good too!

Of course this isn't a popularity contest, but I chose the winner because the amount of RTs it had was hard to ignore.


Congrats Mark.

Honourable mentions

I wish I could put all you down but I"ll be here all night. I gotta go watch Stage 2. I've had that one marked and been waiting for it for months. But if you want to check them out, click on the hashtag but not in Twitter but Tweetdeck or some other client. Please don't be disheartened if you don't get named here. Keep playing the game, it's lots of fun and you just never know. They've all been top notch already!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 #tdf133 - Tour de France Poetry Competition

Yep, it's that time again! Time for some TDF cycling poetry!!!  

In 133 characters or less (140 characters minus the #tdf133 hashtag), sum up the stage you just watched with all the creativity you can muster in a single tweet, use the hashtag and you've entered. I choose a winner for each stage right up to the cobbles on the Champs-Elysees. All stage winners are finalists and then it's over to the cycling twitterarti to vote for the final winners. 

This year you can also enter via my Tourdecouch Facebook page. Just post your entry to the wall - still in 133 characters or less with the hashtag. 

Rather than make it too difficult for you all to remember time zones and such - just think, you have about 12 hours from after the stage finishes you just watched live. If you didn't watch it live, you probably have half that time. 

Not sure about prizes this year - stay tuned. 

To check out last year's finalists and winners to get in the mood and get some ideas, click here