Bagster said:You are a classic.
If you are so learned regarding big tours you would know that it is stupid to talk about an overall winner until the major mountain stages are over. In this case that may not be until Ventoux. Speaking of not having a clue...since when is cycling a school yard 'pick me' contest, there never has been and never will be an even distribution of talent amongst teams, they call that professional sport! While I am no favorite of the TTT in grand tours, the overall GC is hardly an "individual event", it's a team event with an individual winner, though watching Cancellara drag Saxo's sorry asses around the course today it looked more like a an individual event!
As for excitement, that is not only found in the overall result, well not for me anyway. Each day is its own race with their own excitement. Think of it this way, you have the potential of watching an exciting spring classic every day!
Bravo....well said Sir, well said.