It's that time if year again folks, time for the Tour de France. I'm certain that all TRR readers are glued to their sets at night to watch Frankie Andreu and Bob Roll deliver expanded coverage of that day's stage drama. Unless you live under a rock or in a refrigerator box over a steam vent somewhere, in which case you should be out looking for a job instead of reading stupid blogs, you probably know that Lance Armstrong is back in cycling and rides for Team Astana. Of the 8 or 9 guys who have the ability to win the Tour, 4 of them are on Astana. It should be riveting to watch them fight it out in the mountains to establish who among them is the deserving team leader.
Plus, if you pay attention, you get to see some beautiful scenery of the French countryside, it's villiages, and even hear a bit of old-world history of the area....for the inner nerd in each of us.
I hope you enjoy the race every year as much as I do, especially as commentated by Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwin, both former professional cyclists.