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Balsillie Helps Fund Canadian Tour de France Team

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balsillie and shane pegg
Old pic from a fundraiser. Balsillie (right) and Shane Pegg, sales manager at RIM (left).

Jim Balsillie seems to have moved on from hockey for the time being and has his sights set on the Tour de France. After an email from Lance Armstrong, Jim was introduced to Steve Bauer, a retired professional cyclist who won 14 yellow jerseys in the Tour de France in the 1990s. Bauer has been trying to create a Canadian Tour de France team for a long time now but with a lack of funding it wasn’t happening. Balsillie has stepped in and today Bauer will unveil his new team at a Toronto press conference.

Racing content introduced to Viigo

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NascarViigo’s sports portfolio is happily expanding, now locked onto Formula One, NASCAR, Tour de France and IndyCar news. Sports are a big part of Viigo’s new default channel listing, and the possibility of not only checking your scores, but also getting upcoming events, news items via RSS, and hey who knows, maybe even live video on your BlackBerry someday. If you’re packing the latest beta of Viigo, scope out the Sports channel, and if you’re still on the classic, hit menu, go to Add Channel, Sports, Chose Sport, then Motorsport to keep tabs on the fastest-moving billboards on the planet. Haven’t heard of Viigo? It’s a great little RSS-reader for your BlackBerry that’s working on delivering all sorts of content and services in its ongoing Project Tango. It’s free, so go on and pick up Viigo!