Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tour fever is coming...

Not much happening lately. I've been all preoccupied watching the preparations for the Tour take place. The teams have been announcing their line-ups for the last week or so. And now it looks like Vino and the Astana-Wurth team decision will be postponed until possibly the day before the race. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is holding a hearing Thursday afternoon with a decision expected to come sometime Friday, according to Cycling News. Talk about a cliffhanger for the crazy Kazakh. I know that if Vino doesn't race, the Tour this year will be a little more dull.

Who will win? It truly is hard to say. Basso is the odds on favorite, and my gut says to go with him. So I will. I predict the GC podium will be:
"Crazy" Ivan Basso
"Pretty Boy" Floyd Landis
Jan "I didn't start training early enough. Again." Ullrich

Green jersey winner: Tom "T-Bone" Boonen
Polka dot jersey winner: Michael "self-destruction" Rasmussen
White jersey winner: Some guy I've never heard of. With a mullet.

Date: June 28
Mileage: 23
Ride type: Commute
June mileage: 337
Year to date mileage: 1799

1 comment:

Sparky said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and put the Disco boys on the team podium, and Hincapie on the bottom step - behind Basso and... Ulrich. I'm thinking that with the knowledge that Lance won't be blowing him off the back anymore, he's going to take his last crack at it and come close. George and Disco are going to take down third.