Ok I’m back watching the tour this year after a two year protest and I’m hooked – again. France is just such a beautiful country to enjoy from the seat of a race helicopter or a motorbike. Its like a three week summer tour of western Europe without the time and expense of an actual trip.
Having followed this race from 1988, when my favorite American rider last won it, Greg LeMond. It does make me cringe somewhat to see the Yellow Jersey being worn by a rider from team Astana. A team with a history doping allegations including Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador and the current team manager and former rider Alexander Vinokourov. So…I like to think this years Yellow Jersey rider is clean?
But yes I am very much enjoying this years tour and eagerly look forward to watching each stage every evening. With a smile and smirk on my face, viva le Tour de France.