Having seen many TTTs, I think they should be excluded from GTs completely, its day 4 of the Tour and already its down to maybe a handful of contenders, mostly on one team thanks to the TTT. At the end of the Tour, GC is individual, yes a strong team should play a role but it should be about the individual riders and tactics. Mechov, Evans, Sastre and other darkhorses have been eliminated as potential winners because they have weaker teams/ accidents and if you want to see an exciting race, thats sad.
The TTT awards superstrong teams with the biggest budgets. It reminds me of football where success is based on the teams with the most money. Wouldnt this race be far more exciting if Contador, Armstrong, Leipheimer, Kloeden were on different teams. People are saying this is an exciting event, really?, Cancellara winning TT, Cavendish winning sprints and Astana dominating GC, I bet nobody saw those things happening!!! Boring. As Alpe says, roll on the Vuelta.
In case people suggest I dont watch the Tour, I aint, just following the results, I have seen over 20 Tours already so can afford to miss one year, I prefer to get out on my bike when the race is on this year.