June 30, 2012

Viva Le Tour 2012!

It's an unofficial holiday in my household. The Tour de France starts today and runs for the next three weeks. Warm up the DVR, I know what we're watching every night.

This year's Tour is interesting, especially with two longer than normal time trials to go along with the standard  peaks. Sadly the excitement factor is down a bit since it's missing Andy Schleck, Contador (even though I don't like him), and my personal hero, Thor. But that may open the door to some new attacks from Wiggins (on a stacked Sky team), Nibali, Menchov, Horner, and others to go along with defending champ Evans. Also looking forward to seeing if Sagan, Greipel, and Goss can knock Cavendish off his holier-than-thou sprinter perch.

Either way, it's bound to be an exciting three weeks. Viva Le Tour!