Friday, July 01, 2005

The Main Event

I'm not one for watching sports (OK, I did watch the Super Bowl) with one exception: the Tour de France, which starts tomorrow. Lance Armstrong (shown following former teammate Floyd Landis and with rival Jan Ulrich on his wheel) is favored to win a seventh consecutive Tour.

Thanks to the once obscure OLN, which otherwise features fishing and bull riding, I'll be glued to the screen morning and evening for 23 days as the cyclists circle France, starting in Fromentine in the West, over the Alps and the Pyrenees, and ending in Paris on July 24.
Lance may have his strongest team yet for his last bike race. Four teammates have posted victories this season including Yaroslav Popovych in the Tour of Catalunya and Paolo Savoldelli in the Giro d'Italia.

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