The Tour starts this week and the buzz is growing! I'm pumped about the racing but fear it will be overshadowed by a series of Lance/doping bombs as the New York Times prepares to release another Floyd-based article while reporters and prosecutors salivate at the prospect of world-wide notoriety.
That aside, I'm ready to start looking at stage schedules and setting my DVR and computer to "record series". Having Contador, the Schlecks, Vinokourov, Lance Armstrong, Ivan Basso all in the same Tour de France allows us to see two generations of the best. I hope that the Tour is an epic battle on the bikes and that racing doesn't take a back seat to scandal.