The tour has officially started at our house. We (my dad) are pre-Lance, devoted tour watchers. The live stages occupy our only TV for 75% of the summer each year. It is such a beautiful sport. If you watch a sprint (especially uphill) for 5 minutes, you will see how unique and unusually difficult a sport it is. Riding a bike fast, uphill, and with less than two inches of personal space on either side!