Cologne - As of Saturday, we report on the live ticker of the Tour de France. The German driver have this good chance of success and be rewarded for their clear confessions for clean sport with more attention. Tony Martin in the yellow jersey, Roubaix victor John Degenkolb in green and a thrilling finale to the overall victory in the bends of L'Alpe d'Huez: When the Tour de France on Saturday with the promise of dramatic, athletic performance and a possible continuation start of the German success story in its 102nd edition, you can catch up with our live ticker in the loop.
After a three year break brings the first under the auspices of the Saarland Radio back live images of the most important cycling race in the world, the Tour de France, in German living rooms. Fans have an alternative future for niche channel Euro Sport. But who wants to be up to date when it comes to the Tour de France in 2015 always has access to our live ticker, which holds all the information and results of the Tour de France ready. ARD and ZDF in 2007 had canceled the transfers during the Tour de France after a positive doping test at the former T-Mobile pro Patrik Sinkewitz had become public. After the year before the Fuentes scandal had shaken with the fall of Jan Ullrich, the scene in the very foundations of this case was one too many. Until the 2011 Tour de France, the public broadcasters fulfill their contractual obligation yet, since 2012, there were only memorandum reporting.
From the painful cuts and the loss of reputation of cycling has now pulled his teachings. The interest in a change of years widespread doping culture is credible. The world governing body UCI can under the guidance of the British Brian Cookson recognize at least in rudimentary serious commitment to step up the anti-doping fight. The successful new generation of German top drivers has recovered by offensive and clear positioning trust.
Doping continues a theme of the Tour de France 2015
"It has done a lot in the anti-doping in cycling," praised Balkausky without however naive to overlook the tour. Whether drivers dopten, could you just wait: "But we are not naive." If there is a positive test, the ARD will probably stick to its schedule for the time being.
"There is no prescribed scenario. We are watching the developments in the overall course of the tour, "said Balkausky. A doping case was first time a sign "that the control system functions and access the action taken". The contract with the organizer ASO to contain an appropriate exit clause allegedly however.
Is that cycling in Germany again considered as suitable for mass production, is ultimately due to the German success-drivers especially. 16 Tour stage victories celebrated in the past three years Tony Martin, Andre Greipel and this year to watch bloody shooting star Marcel Kittel.
Tour de France 2015: German riders with good chances
The first also takes it increased audience interest in the Tour de France invoice. "We have long fought for. To get the chance now, that's incentive enough, "said John Degenkolb who had shone in the spring with victories in Milan-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix. Top sprinter Greipel felt "satisfaction", time trial ace Martin hopes for "great audience".
The transfer to ensure a total of 35 local employees. The last one to two hours each Tour de France stage can be seen live on TV, also a live stream is provided. ZDF is not involved in the TV broadcasts. So you never miss a second, all information, results and current events of the Tour de France in the live ticker for you.