Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes: '05 Madone 5.2, '12 Cervelo P2C
I was completely glued to the TV during the entire tour, and I saw him only once however briefly, in the Pyrenees.
Al and Phil pointed him out, but didn't make as big a fuss as they normally do and at the time it occurred to me that the lack of attention was strange.
It might have been an editorial decision: don't let something one the periphery (the characters) outshine something that should be the focus (the race). All speculative, of course, but it makes sense to me.