Yes it’s early, but we continue to see signs that this year’s Tour de France is shaping up as a real bike race (as opposed to a single team of prima donnas controlling a docile peloton). We think it’s good for the sport, especially because we may be spared endless Clash of Titans bloviating re Lance and Alberto. With a slew of contenders in the mix, maybe this year’s Tour will have actual, true, real, what’s the expression … suspense?
Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez says he’s gonna try to win.
Aussie “Tour Down Under” champion Andre Greipel wants a go, mate.
Last year’s winner Alberto Contador looks to put an early hurt on the peloton in Paris-Nice.
Don’t forget our personal favorite, Andy Schleck (and brother Frank).
And we’ve already talked about the Doper Reunion aspect. Whatever else you can say about these cheats, they can still ride.
We’ll be watching Vegas odds on this one with intense interest.