Monday, July 6, 2009

It's Tour Time!!

The Tour de France began on July 4.

I have made my annual call to Dish Network to upgrade our service to the package that includes Versus, the only domestic TV channel that carries the Tour.

Back in the late 80s when I first got interested in cycling and the Tour de France, we were lucky to get 60 minutes of highlight coverage on ESPN once a week.

While I honestly appreciate having the extended coverage Versus provides, I anticipate being annoyed by its one dimensional "all Lance Armstrong, all the time" coverage. [as well as the "male enhancement" commercials – those get old very quickly . . .]

So, for those of you who aren't avid cyclists and don't check out
every morning as you drink your first cup of coffee, there are other riders participating in the Tour – and one of these guys may walk away in the winner's yellow jersey:

Alberto Contador
Cadel Evans
Denis Menchov
Carlos Sastre
Andy Schleck
Levi Leipheimer

Stay tuned! There will undoubtedly be plenty of drama this year. Tomorrow's Team Time Trial may eliminate some of the guys who would otherwise be favorites - a strong individual on a weak team (Cadel Evans, for instance) is going to have a difficult time recovering from a large time loss in that stage.


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