This years Tour de France has been one of the most exciting for many years. The TV highlights have been compelling viewing, and it is clear that despite professional cycling having its reputation dragged through the mud
, spectators and viewers are tuning in and watching this most physically demanding sporting events. For those who want to follow the tour without Eurosport, I use the CSC tracker
While Armstrong dominated the race in the last few years, we spent our time wondering when he was going to take the yellow jersey, and then keep hold of it until the finish in Paris. This year, with many of the favourites fighting to clear their names from drugs charges, there has been no dominant rider or team. In fact I can't remember when the maillot jaune changed hands so many times.
Now that the peloton is out of the final set of mountains, my money is on Landis to finally come through on Saturday's timetrial to take the overall lead into the streets of Paris on Sunday. But if its still close to call it could come down to someone winning the time bonus on the finish line to take the race!