It seems this year tour has not been the attraction of recent years. The absence of celebrity riders like Lance Armstrong, Jan Ulrich, and Ivan Basso leaves this years TDF with no clear favorite. However, there have been some brilliant moments.
- Like Cancellara's driving finish
- Mauricio Soler win of stage 9 (a first time TDF participant on a team that was almost not included in the TDF.
Right now there is no clear favorite in the race. Stage 13 held this Saturday will be the first Individual Time Trial. It will be interesting to see how things shake out. This year two time trial courses have some hills and could possibly help Rasmussen improve his average time trial times. (But now there is a rumor about Rasmussen being removed from his team??? )
Any other Foosters watching the Tour?