I've got to know how many of the 50+ riders are le Tour junkies and not just Lance junkies.
I had some knowledge of The Cannibal during his time and started following the tour more closely during the time of The Badger and actually was in France on the side of the road for one of the victories of The Americain, but how many of the denizens of the 50+ forum have been long term followers of the Tour (and by that I mean at least pre-Lemond let alone pre-Lance)? And if you are a long term tour junkie have you ever seen anything like what you have witnessed today? OMG it made me almost grateful that my AC unit went out last night and I had to spend the morning at home waiting for the repairman and so I could be glued to OLN. What I witnessed today reminded me of Hinault and Merkxx. WOW!