Just read that, on the eve of the Tour de France, two of the hot favorites (and the two riders I’d been rooting for), Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, are out due to a doping scandal. So now the field is wide open…!
I’m sorry to hear about Ullrich and Basso. Ullrich has come in second to Lance Armstrong so many times that he deserves his own Tour win (IMO), and Basso is one of the up-and-coming young riders, someone I think could put his own stamp on the tour.
I’m in shock. Who am I going to root for now???