As an athlete, I am an avid follower of pretty much any world class sporting event, and the Tour de France assuredly falls into that category. While it may not live up to the World Cup or Olympics, it is an insane test of athleticism, dedication, courage, and both physical and mental endurance among other things.
The main reason I will be following the race is Lance Armstrong, who has solidified himself as one of the most dominant athletes in any sport ever. The fact that he did so after battling through cancer make the feat even more epic.
I thought it would be prudent to create a thread to follow this years action, discuss the events, and support our favorites. I have also posted a couple links to tracking pages below. Let the Tour Begin!