Anybody else live for watching le Tour every July? I got on the Lance bandwagon a few years ago, but I’m enjoying watching this year as much as any other. Looks like a wide-open race with lots of the favorites out due to doping allegations (Ullrich, Basso) or injury (Valverde).
The first week was quite fun, watching the teams of the sprinters reeling in breakaways and launching their men for runs up to the finish line. I was incredibly impressed with McEwen coming out of nowhere at the exact right moment and winning three stages.
With today’s time trial and the mountain stages coming up, the big boys looking for the yellow jersey are coming out to play. I’d love to see an American win, especially Hincapie. Landis did well in today’s time-trial, but Leipheimer really faded. I’ve been a Kloden fan since his podium finish a few years ago and am hoping he does well again this race.
I wish olntv.com had bios of the riders. Anybody know where that info’s available?
(My sincerest apologies if this topic has already been done and/or is in the wrong forum. I looked for a Tour thread but couldn’t find one.)