July 17, 2009
Leipheimer exits Tour, shares surgery via Twitter
A lot has been said about the use of social media in this year's Tour de France, but today we really saw it in action. I happened to wake up at about 4:30 a.m., and checked in on my Twitter stream on the iPhone.
Then, during the stage today, Leipheimer was actually Twittering from the operating room, including photos of the man himself on the operating room table, of the preparation of his wrist, and of the final X-ray, showing his 22mm titanium screw in place.
All of this was straight from the riders involved, and within minutes of it actually happening. It's a brave new world, kids.
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