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    I so agree with the TTs being boring to watch...

    I so agree with the TTs being boring to watch (maybe the last 5 riders can be watched, but over 50km or more... that's boring, too). The TTTs are fun.

    A resounding yes to NBCs coverage being...
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    Found the Gesink note this morning. I thought the...

    Found the Gesink note this morning. I thought the following was cute in Cycling News, a quote of Peter Sagan:


    "I didn't really feel the emotion of finishing in Paris, maybe because everybody...
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    I read that. After the crash, as he was being put...

    I read that. After the crash, as he was being put into the ambulance at the scene, he got off and remounted his bike, with all those injuries. He abandoned 10km down the road. I just could not...
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    Yikes. Saw that. And also saw the very angry...

    Yikes. Saw that. And also saw the very angry Philippe Gilbert, who shared his thoughts with the owners of the dog (picture here). Really negligent of them not to keep the dog on a leash as the race...
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    Bizarre.

    Bizarre.
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    I get being upset. What I do not get is...

    I get being upset. What I do not get is gesticulating and protesting (as Sánchez and Valverde did). It's the first race in which I see that.
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    So, I thought it was peculiar that Spanish riders...

    So, I thought it was peculiar that Spanish riders get upset that someone catches their break away group. Today Valverde gesticulated at Nibali, as the latter joined the lead group after a descent....
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    Tweeter feed of the Inner Ring cycling blog...

    Tweeter feed of the Inner Ring cycling blog (http://inrng.com/), which is a good blog.

    ETA: just noticed I swapped some letters... the twitter feed is https://twitter.com/inrng
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    It might be his nickname but the references to it...

    It might be his nickname but the references to it (as Wiggins' dog) do not exactly read endearing:
    "@inrgn: Today's Wiggins' Froome-dog was a loyal Pyrenees shepherd dog."
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    Next year the thread should allow spoilers. I'm...

    Next year the thread should allow spoilers. I'm doing my best not to comment on the stage I am watching right now. [need to comment... Argh]

    ETA: I do have to comment, though, to say that I find...
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    Well, whiffs of something questionable have been...

    Well, whiffs of something questionable have been floating around Frank since 2008, when he paid 7000 euros to Eufemiano Fuentes, a doctor involved in the Operación Puerto scandal. More in an old...
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    Here's a picture from stage 7 -- Sagan, the...

    Here's a picture from stage 7 -- Sagan, the showman (he supposedly earned his "Terminator" nickname by destroying wheels and bikes...):...
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    I heard an interview of Jonathan Vaughters where...

    I heard an interview of Jonathan Vaughters where he said they had heard from Lampre (Garmin and Lampre were staying at the same hotel) that apparently Petacchi handed his shoe covers to Daniele...
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    Let's hope the rest day is kind to Brice Feillu,...

    Let's hope the rest day is kind to Brice Feillu, the lanterne rouge... the poor guy has being going through some serious suffering!
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    The early morning broadcast was on regular NBC,...

    The early morning broadcast was on regular NBC, not NBC Sports (the former Versus). Here's the link ny_biker posted a few months ago: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/42453562/ns/sports-cycling/
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    +1. He showed up to today's stage with his bell,...

    +1. He showed up to today's stage with his bell, again! See here.

    Also, to the theory of same tactics across teams, a quote from Voeckler:


    the main thing responsible is this…” Voeckler said,...
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    I went looking for the medical report from Lotto...

    I went looking for the medical report from Lotto Belisol: "contusion of the right shoulder, a contusion of the right wrist, a cut on the thumb, a contusion of the left shoulder and lacerations to...
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    I wonder if race radios and copying of strategies...

    I wonder if race radios and copying of strategies are to blame for these crashes. I was reading the news release from Euskatel Euskadi, following yesterday's stage and one thing jumped at me. One of...
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    I have to say I am in awe of many cyclists, who...

    I have to say I am in awe of many cyclists, who do an effort to learn additional languages. Can you imagine that in basketball or football? Peter Sagan's English is improving so much and he is fluent...
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    It was so painful to see all the riders on ground...

    It was so painful to see all the riders on ground because of the crash.
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    Farrar was leaning over before the Lampre guy...

    Farrar was leaning over before the Lampre guy moved left. Below are 3 screenshots - first, Farrar looks like he is leaning. In the second, Argos guy pushes back. In the third, Lampre guy has moved...
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    And Tyler Farrar had a complete meltdown, even...

    And Tyler Farrar had a complete meltdown, even though it appears he only had himself to blame for leaning over the Argos guy. Greipel, however, kicked Farrar and in the process of not falling...
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    Great article! And crazy descent from the Tour of...

    Great article! And crazy descent from the Tour of Swiss in the video linked from it.
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    Here is a tour primer: ...

    Here is a tour primer:

    http://velovoices.com/peloton-primer/peloton-primer-tour-de-france/

    Look at the menu on the top left (screenshot attached) for more sections.

    Good videos to watch are...
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    Just for fun, I thought these commercials aired...

    Just for fun, I thought these commercials aired during the TDF were good:

    Skoda
    Specialized
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