Friday, July 22, 2011

Tour De France Sweepstakes Update 2011

UPDATED (7/10/11): If you are looking for Tour de France Sweepstakes info, welcome back. This year's sweepstakes has changed to IZOD Race for the Podium . If you know the current stage's code word beofre I get to update this blog, please post them in the comments and I will add them to the list below as soon as possible.

Here's a few tips and observations: The sweepstakes game has typically been time-sensitive, awarding prizes to the person who comes closest to spinning at a predefined (and ever changing) time. You can guess at words, or look at the past code words on this blog (They recycle them well. After all, there are only so many cycling words that make sense.) however, there is a limit to how many entries you can have per email address (technically "per Household"), so don't waist all you turns before the first Rest Day. For all my years of playing, I have only won once, but it was a sweet T-Shirt.

Thanks for checking in and leaving your comments.  If you need to purchase anything from Amazon or any other advertisers, I would appreciate it if you would click through from this site. Vive La Tour!

UPDATE: I've posted another article below for anyone who wants to track the Spot Clean Bottle contest too. Leave your sighting info in the comments. Thanks for the suggestion.

STAGE 1: breakaway
STAGE 2: aerodynamic
STAGE 3: sprint
STAGE 4: peloton
STAGE 5: lead out train
STAGE 6: watts
STAGE 7: speed
STAGE 8: cervelo
STAGE 9: pedal
REST DAY: echelon
STAGE 10: izod
STAGE 11: cadence
STAGE 12: domestique
STAGE 13: feed zone
STAGE 14: team director
STAGE 15: green jersey
REST DAY: podium
STAGE 16: descent
STAGE 17: polka dot jersey
STAGE 18: attack
STAGE 19: switchbacks
STAGE 20: time clock
STAGE 21: paris

THANKS for visiting again this Tour and thanks to those who helped submit code words! Come back next year for your missing code words.

68 comments:

Christine said...

There's a race for the podium through nbc sports and Izod. The word from the broadcast today is "breakaway"

George said...

Thanks Christine! I'm not getting that via All Access Live Streaming, but maybe I will in the recaps. I hope you and others will leave the daily code words here in the comments.

Christine said...

no problem...glad to be part of the fun!

Steve said...

Stage 2 code word is “Aerodynamic”

Anonymous said...

7/3 AERODYNAMIC

Anonymous said...

I had a relative subscribe and he ended up with the word "acceleration" hope this helps.
-marc

Dave V said...

Stage 3 "Sprint"

Anonymous said...

If you check the official rules for the sweepstakes, it says you can e-mail them each day to get a code word if you don't have Versus. Just thought I'd point that out since I saw your comment about not getting the channel anymore

Anonymous said...

The relative with the subscription is receiving a valid code.
"Acceleration" worked in addition to "breakaway", "aerodynamic" and "sprint". Someday, I will win a water bottle! sz

Steve said...

Stage 4 code word is “Peloton”

nic said...

stage 4 - peloton

Sameer said...

stage 4 - peloton

zarchasmpgmr said...

FRANCE also works; I believe this was a first-day word.

CogSci Librarian said...

just curious: has anyone won anything? I'd love to win a water bottle ... So far this year I've won several free spins, but that's it. Nothing even close to that last year. btw, France worked for me today as did peloton.

Anonymous said...

No one ever wins, but you may wake up tomorrow next to Bob Roll!

Becca Hansen said...

I don't know what I would do with out you! I pull your blog up every tour!

Steve said...

Stage 5 code word is “Lead out train”

Michael said...

"If you do not have VERSUS, you can obtain the daily code word by sending an email to versus@nbcuni.com with "VERSUS TDF Daily Code" in the subject line and a code word will immediately be sent to you via email. You may obtain the code word through this method of entry up to 24-hours after the code word is aired on VERSUS."

Anonymous said...

Today's code word is "Lead Out Train"

Jazz Icons said...

July 6 IZOd words are:

LEAD OUT TRAIN

George said...

Thanks for the updates everyone. I appreciate the feedback and laughs. Hope you're enjoying the tour as much as I am. Good luck with the contest and let us know if you win anything.

April said...

Thanks for posting the words again this year! It's a huge help if we aren't home for the recap at night or miss the word.

Steve said...

Stage 6 code word is “Watts"

Anonymous said...

stage 6 is "watts"

Unknown said...

You can use the code words from previous days on any day. I too missed a day, found you website and the word of the day worked on the following day!
I love this race, it demonstrates the human spirit and the power of the mind better than any other sport! I would love to see Chris Horner win a stage. I'm from Bend, Oregon. It was a thrill to see him win The Tour of CA at the ripe old age of 39!

Anonymous said...

I won a Team Discovery ball cap a few years back.

Anonymous said...

How about helping us spot the "Clean Bottle" mascot on the climbs as well? That's a cool contest and cool product!

Steve said...

Stage 7 code word is “Speed"

D J. McFarland said...

I won an Astana Jersey two years ago. They sent out smalls when they were supposed to be larges. I usually watch the live feed which is sometimes 4am here on the west coast. The first thing I will do is update this site. Thanks for having this just in case I miss the stage.

Steve said...

Stage 8 code word is “Cervelo”

Doctor on a bike said...

"Cervelo" today Saturday

Anonymous said...

Stage 8 code word is Cervelo

Anonymous said...

Stage 9 (Sunday) is "pedal"

Anonymous said...

Todays code is "pedal".

George said...

Thanks for all the help with Code Words this year everyone. Sorry I haven't been able to post them promptly enough. I'll try to be better. Someone suggested tracking the Clean Water Bottle contest too, so I'll add that below for anyone who spots the mascot and can cite the location on the stage. We'll track that via comments only, so please specify date or stage number and specific location clearly. Great Suggestion. Thanks again.

Steve said...

Rest Day, Monday July 11 code word is “Echelon”

What a "Tour de Crash" this year. It hurts me to see all the riders crashing out of the race this year.
I can't remember any previous years where there were this many crashes.

Anonymous said...

Tue, Stage 10: Izod

Anonymous said...

stage 10 code word is izod

Lil Burnsie said...

yay! thanks for posting these! good luck to everyone, win some stuff!!

Anonymous said...

has anyone actually seen the clean bottle mascot? if so, where?

Anonymous said...

has anyone actually seen the clean bottle mascot? if so, where?

CogSci Librarian said...

I saw the Clean Bottle guy towards the end of Sunday's race, I think with the leaders up one of the last hills. I'd play the game, but it's a Facebook app, which I don't do. see https://www.facebook.com/cleanbottle

Evan Mayer said...

Stage 11 code word is CADENCE!

Anonymous said...

Today's code word is DOMESTIQUE.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed the code word for stage 12 is DOMESTIQUE

Anonymous said...

7/15 keyword is "Feed Zone"

Devildog said...

Code word for State 13, 15 July 11 is "Feed Zone"

Anonymous said...

7/16 Team Director

Anonymous said...

anyone know if there's a "Spot the Clean Bottle" blog?

Rookienuke said...

todays code is "green jersey"

Angie F. said...

Stage 15 code words: "green jersey"

Liz said...

Green Jersey - Stage 15

Anonymous said...

"podium" 7/18

Steve said...

Don't forget the rest day code word.

Monday July 18 rest day code word is “Podium”

Anonymous said...

July 19 code word is "descent"

Anonymous said...

July 20: Polka dot jersey

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anonymous for the code word

Anonymous said...

7/21 code word "attack"

Anonymous said...

Stage 18 password is "attack"

Anonymous said...

Thank You Anonymous for the Code Word.

Evan Mayer said...

Stage 19 code word is SWITCHBACKS.

Frugalogical said...

Word for the individual time trial day - is 'time clock', without the quote marks.
Thanks for this post!

Larry Beach said...

Try the word ....Paris....for the code word.

Larry Beach said...

Try the word ....Paris....for the code word.

Anonymous said...

thanks everyone for submitting the code words! hope one of us wins the trip/bike

Anonymous said...

Final stage word is "Paris"

Steve said...

What a great tour this year! Andy, Frank and Cadel are all winners in my book. Sad to see it end. Until next year all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks George, for posting the code words here again this year.
What a great Tour - Congrats to Cadel Evans and ALL the great riders ! Catch you all next year !