Originally Posted by jstraw
I'll go out on a limb and pick Discovery to win the TTT once again. I think the loss last week to CSC will be a motivator.
I've only had a chance to watch half of the TdF show on OLN (TiVo'd it), but from what I saw, there are 2 ITTs, but no TTT. Is that true? I loved watching the TTTs, but have to admit, the way they limited the time losses, I'm not upset if there won't be one if they won't time it correctly.
I also hold Jan as the sentimental favorite, and would love to see him win, but I really don't think he will. I don't think there is an issue with "There but for the grace of Lance...". That's pretty obvious, and I really feel sorry that such a great rider had to be in his prime when someone like Lance came along.
I feel confident that the US will put someone on the podium, and at least 2 in the top 5, but will Levi or Floyd (or George H) be able to win? I'm not holding my breath. I'd LOVE to see the top 4 be those 3 and Jan, in any order, but Basso will probably get in the way.
Either way, it'll be fun to watch, and a bit more interesting w/o Lance there to be the virtually guaranteed winner (although I am a big Lance fan).