Who will win this year's Tour de France?
June 18, 2009 6:16am CST
I hope there are some cycling enthusiasts on the Lot. I'm not as much into bicycle racing as I am into plain old personal cycling but I do follow the Tour de France each year. The field is pretty wide open and there are a lot of side stories. Lance Armstrong coming out of retirement to promote the fight against cancer being probably the biggest. I don't think he has a shot at winning but who does? I think Contador is the only name that really comes to my mind but I wouldn't dare predict he'll win with my limited knowledge. Who do you think will take it this year?
• United States
18 Jun 09
I think we can safely assume that it will not be Lance, He is fast this year, but not as fast as he has been in years past and he is recovering from a broken coller bone. Contador is a good pick, I am curious to see what Canandish does. I will reserve my overall and jersey picks until I see the final rosters.
19 Jun 09
If anyone even thought Lance might have had a chance, I think the collar bone did him in. I might have a better feel for who has a chance in this after the first week of the tour. Nice to see you are still around. Thought you gave up on it here by the dates on the discussions.
31 Jul 09
Thanks. He made me look like a prophet this go around. It will be very interesting to see them going head to head with different teams backing them up. Armstrong was much stronger than I had expected. The man still has it. He always manages to attract a strong team around him so I would have to say that he is definitely a contender next year.