July 16, 2003
My favorite mid-race report is over at The Daily Peloton, where "Locutus" reviews his pre-race predictions, and looks at who has done better than expected (including Zubeldia), and who has done worse (including Simoni).
Locutus still picks Lance to win it all, but now thinks Tyler Freaking Hamilton could finish 2nd:
...Tyler has been hanging with the heads of state through thick and thin, and unlike most of Armstrong's challengers, Tyler is a demon in the time trials. In spite of this, he will lose a handful of seconds to Armstrong and Ullrich in that discipline, but he will make his fans go absolutely, positively, 100% batcrap crazy when he attacks in the Pyrenees.