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The Tour de France!

I’m a huge fan of the TDF. There is nothing more incredible than watching the world’s longest endurance event. Any single stage would be epic enough but racing for three weeks like that through the heat and mountains is crazy and so fun to watch. Since I don’t own a TV, for the past three years I’ve purchased access to the online video streams (this year available for $30 from NBC).

I’m rooting for:

  • Andy Schleck. He’s been a solid contender for several years and I hope he can take the overall win this year! I like the way he rides and he’s young, strong and doesn’t show-boat…he just races hard and excels in the mountains.
  • Tyler Farrar. From Washington (state) and an up and coming one day racer and sprinter. He’s already won a stage in this year’s tour and I’m rooting for him to win a few stages and potentially take the green sprinter’s jersey.
  • I’m also a a fan of Tyler’s team Garmin-Cervelo. I ride a Cervelo and really like the company 🙂 and also like the way the team rides in races….they are have several amazing time trialists and tend to ride hard tempo on the front of the peloton which is a gutsy (albeit risky) way to ride.
  • Levi Leipheimer. He’s one of the older guys in the tour, but I would really like to see him win a stage.

Who are you rooting for?

A pack of riders climbing a small hill during the 2008 TDF. Source: Reuters/Boston.com