Boy it was great to watch some pro bike racing last night!
I taped the ITT and watched it after the kids had gone to bed. I don't know why any of us ever think that anyone other than Cancellara will win when it comes to this discipline. The man is a machine. Lance called it in the pre-interview and boy was he right.
It was a great first day and it was exciting to see Phil and Paul and Bob - and even Craig - again, but I have to say that if Versus insists on making this entire three-week race into a Lance Armstrong tribute concert I may have to stop watching.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan - always have been - and I've done a total 180 on my feelings about his comeback. His actions during the early part of this season in supporting his team and the incredible work that the whole Livestrong organization is doing is just incredible. I get it now. But that being said, there are a whole bunch of great bike racers in France right now and I'd like to hear about all of them. I think Lance would be the first to agree.
I think we're all calling Cavendish for the win today. I wonder if Quick Step will have answer for that.