Saturday, July 04, 2009

It begins!

Today is the start of what could be one of the most exciting Tours of all time.

Here is a nice one-page summary of the route and stages and riders for you to bookmark. Here is the official starter list of all 180 riders.

Our early prediction for the Lanterne Rouge of the Stage 1 individual time trial around Monaco? Probably it will be some young mountain goat who is new to the Tour de France. The logical pick, though, is Aleksandr Kuschynski of Liquigas. He started the Tour as Lanterne Rouge in both '07 and '08.


Preview: Tour de France: Stage 12. by: Gerald Weinand. Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 00:00:00 AM EDT. With ten stages to go counting this 12th one, the race is now past the halfway point. Of course, the ride through the Alps awaits, but for now, ...
More here:Tour de France: Stage 12-video
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