A blog for those of us who stand on the outside of the Tour de France looking in. I get past techno-babble and open up the heart of this great cycling event to the rest of us. Enjoy the ride! -- John Hay, Jr.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
FOUR TO WATCH
Here are four to watch as the Tour de France begins to tackle the more difficult Alps mountains, left to right: Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. These are the top four favorites; the 2010 Tour winner will, almost without at doubt, be one of these. All have stood on the podium in Paris, either as champion, runner-up or third-place finisher. All are very solid mountain climbers. Their first opportunity to flex their muscle comes on Sunday. We'll see if they just mark each other or if one takes advantage of the others.