Today AG2R's Jaan Kirsipuu won the first stage of the Tour de France. Fassa Bortolo's Fabian Cancellara retained the overall lead, while Lance takes third place overall. It was a cold and wet day, normal for Belgian racing, and had numerous crashes like I had predicted, but at least no overall contenders were seriously hurt (or was that a bad thing?). Yes, Tyler Hamilton crashed again, but he got back on his bike immediately.
OLN advertises its race coverage as "The Cyclism", and after watching a day's worth of racing, I really want to go out and do something like what the pros just did. Yesterday I sort of did a short time trial, and after I was finished riding, I was still thinking about it and completely forgot about what I was doing (and wanted to either keep riding or blog something. Oh, the Cyclism!