CSC really showed they are veterans of the TTT. The really recovered well. Also, a big pat on the back to Phonak as well. They had problems early on and recovered for second.Originally Posted by astrogirl_2100
As for Lance winning six: I think he can do it. Not because of the whole American thing, but he really seems "in the zone". The team director really put together a team that is all in it for Lance, pushing their own personal success aside for one reason only: Lance in yellow. I watched the Lance Chronicles leading up to the tour and I thought that maybe with so many photo shoots, guest appearances and his budding relationship with Sheryl Crow, he would lack in preparation time. However, he looks good, his team really looks good and things are clicking well.
I do think that the mountains will bring some great rivalries and competition. I won't be disappointed at all if Lance doesn't win his sixth. He is already in some great company with Mercxx, Hinault, Anceteuil and Indurain. Maybe he should stay among those five?
I just hope my pre-race favorites all have a place on the podium or at least a stage win: Armstrong, Hamilton, Ullrich and Julich. That could conceivably be the top four. *crosses fingers*