- Tennessee had a huge crowd today. That indicates that the poor attendance in GA is more a promotion/marketing issue. NOT the absence of Lance. In fact, the crowd that hung around under threatening clouds today for the Awards Ceremony was bigger than the ones that lingered for Lance. Chattanooga promoted the heck out of this event today. It showed.
- We can conclude that Time Trials (though painful to ride) can be exciting to watch. When Danielson came through with a new best time, it was amazing! Then Floyd came through with a new NEW best time. Holy crap! It was awesome!
Let the mountains begin.
- Floyd Landis is the race leader. He thoroughly enjoys being the in the limelight. He handles it with grace and class. Very cool to see.