As a newbie TdF watcher (only started last year), I don't like the way the breakaway hardly ever wins unless it is a mountain finish. I'm guessing that the riders knowing how far away the breakaway is means they can take their time and know exactly when to pick up the pace.
Do you think that it would be better without radios so that the peloton has to be more aggressive? I heard that radios will be allowed until at least the end of 2012, no idea what will happen after then. But I know I'm always rooting for the breakaway to win