Only one more sleep. Only one more sleep until the start of the event that we cycling fans wait all year for. It's our Super Bowl, our Stanley Cup playoffs, our Kodak Theater episode of American Idol.
I'm still sad about the loss of Chris Horner from the Astana squad, but my sadness was almost overshadowed by word that Big Tom Boonen is back baby. I'm going to write the word "girlfriend" now just to ensure that my blog hits go through the roof. I have found that in all time I have been writing about cycling nothing boosts blog hits like the words "Tom Boonen" and "girlfriend" together. I am a Cavo convert now but with Robbie McEwen not riding at the Tour this year it was going to be just too easy for him. Cavo vs Boonen is a show worth watching.
Tomorrow it begins and apparently everyone is just peachy keen over there in Monaco. Carlos Sastre is thrilled that no one thinks he can win again. Cadel Evans never liked Thomas Dekker anyway (EPO Tom? That's so 1998). And it's just a big love-in over on the Astana bus. So, with everyone is such a good mood, let's get this race started!