Tyler was my favorite guy in the tour. I first "tuned in" when I found out he was an ex-USA world class skier, was from a town several miles from me in Massachusetts, and skied for a high school squad in my league.
After watching his big fall and subsequent amazing finish through the pain, I was hooked on the guy.
I rooted for him during the Olympics, where he won gold.
I was saddened to hear about the doping "allegations" and I really miss watching him in the tour. He was a real threat to the yellow, and loved watching him in command of his own team. I always find myself rooting for the "not so under, underdogs" like Vino and Tyler and would have loved to watch Tyler take a stab at wearing yellow in Paris.
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