As you know, in addition to following the 21 teams around France for the 2007 Tour, I'll be enjoying myself in Europe and compiling stories for print and online publications.
Here's your Tour factoid of the day. Of the 21 teams entered in this year's Tour, only ONE is from the United States, six are from France, three are from Spain. And the wildcard teams this year are from Switzerland, the UK and France.
Here's the team list as reported on Steephill.tv
Predictor - Lotto
Quick Step - Innergetic
Agritubel (wild card)
Cofidis, le Credit par telephone
Francaise des Jeux
Lampre - Fondital
Euskaltel - Euskadi
Saunier Duval - Prodir
Astana (wild card)
Barloworld (wild card)
United States of America
Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
OH, yes. The touring plan for Europe on a personal level includes a visit to Belgium, a quick stop in London and a day trip to somwhere in France. Got any thoughts on where you'd like me to visit and report from? Send me an email.
Ride on! More to come...