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Lance Armstrong took third in the Tour de France.
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Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, discusses the rules, strategy, and etiquette of the Tour de France.
I feel obligated to state my displeasure over Brian's spoiler for today's TDF stage. Almost nobody that watches the TDF evey day actually watches it live. It's live from 8am to 11am. 99% of people watch when they get home on their DVRs! I stupidly listened to the show bc I like the Tour. Totally ruined a surprise result for the first day in the mountains.
Why should I care about the Tour de France anymore when some overzealous commission will strip them of their titles, and us of our sports heroes.
It's a shame what doping has done to one of the world's truly greatest sporting events.
The last few years have seen many bad crashes in the early stages of the race. Some seem to be caused by forcing the race down narrow roads, but probably other things play into it. Are these bad crashes in early stages a more recent phenomenon? Can the organizers do anything to reduce the risk of crashes?
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