What a great Tour of California it was to watch. It takes a lot of time doing the race reports but it was also nice to have an excuse to watch the race each day. I thought the coverage on the Amgen Tour of California site was really good - even if Frankie Andreu never figured out how to pronounce Svein Tuft properly.
It was so cool to see Lance and Floyd riding again. And I have to say that, after watching the way Lance worked over the past few days, I think I'm finally starting to get the point of his comeback. I think what was holding me up before was my assumption that he had this huge ego that would never allow him to be anything less than the king of all things cycling. But I was thoroughly impressed by the amazing effort that he put in for Levi. He was a dedicated worker bee all week, putting everything he had into protecting his team leader. I have never seen this side of Lance and I have to say that I like it very much. Also, there's no denying the impact of the LiveStrong message on the fans out there. So, I have to say that, after this week, my questions about Lance's return to cycling have been answered.