By Wyatt Earp | July 3, 2005
Yeah, yeah, I know it’s two days in a row, but being a cyclist myself, I live for the Tour de France. I’ll have daily updates for those of you who don’t want to get up at 0830 (EDT) to watch the festivities (although the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) has terrific coverage). Today’s stage consisted mostly of flatland, which yielded the spotlight to the younger sprinters. Tom Boonen of Belgium won the stage, but Lance Armstrong finished in the main pack, which kept him in second place overall.
Tomorrow’s Stage 3 is also a flat course, which means that Armstrong will probably try to avoid trouble (read: crashes during the final sprint) and keep a strangle-hold on second place. If he stays near the top of the overall standings by the time they riders reach the mountains, he’ll be home free.