I am a total newb when it comes to pro racing so excuse my gushing. I watch it when it's on, but I have no idea of the mechanics of a race. Last year, I watched whatever I could and my GF sat with me throughout the entire TDF which was a really pleasant deal.
However, I am thoroughly appreciating the cliche'ish term of the "human drama" of the race. I'm loving how teams work together and the humility of the lesser racers who put in their work for their stars.
I have to say, without spoiling anything, Conti is showing me a lot this year. I can't wait to see him at the TDF.