April 17, 2006
VeloNews offers TdG preview
Neal Rogers offers a preview of this week's race, but predicting (hoping for?) the possibility of an all-US podium featuring defending champion Tom Danielson of Discovery Channel, Phonak's Landis, and CSC's David Zabriskie.
Danielson is coming off a new record time in the climb of (the other) Lookout Mountain in Colorado, while Landis has already won the inaugural Tour of California and Paris-Nice this season. Danielson has an eye on next month's Giro d'Italia, while Landis has scrapped the Giro in favor of Tour de France preparation.
Rogers also mentions that organizers are planning to recognize Dalton native Saul Raisin during the ride; Stage 4 starts in his hometown on Friday.
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I plan on being there to watch this great race. Last year I watched near Fort Mountain as Chechu roared up the mountain on the way to winning the mountain classification. This year's race looks to be wide open as Danielson will have his hands full with Landis. Wonder who will be the revelation of the Tour this year?
Posted by: Bob at Apr 17, 2006 3:09:28 PM