This is the first year I have followed the Tour de France. I love it, but will be glad when it’s over so my nerves can get back to normal. I sit and chew my nails for 5 hours a day! Anyway, I have learned a lot about the race but still have another, probably dumb, question or two.
Each team has 9 riders, correct? Do all 9 ride in each stage? If so, using Postal as an example, where are they all? Normally I see about 5, plus Lance, setting the pace for the peloton. Where are the others?
Time trials: Again, do all members ride? Of what significance is the “team time”?