It is time to get ready for the Tour. This year should be particularly interesting, with seven stages in the mountains coming in the last 11 days. And considering that the penultimate day is a time trial and that the last day is usually a day where the winner is already known—often with champagne being quaffed during the stage, we have a finish of eight critical stages that should determine the winner in nine days. Plus the first individual time trial is an uphill climb of the Alpe d’Huez. Will Lance Armstrong win a record sixth tour? Will Ullrich finally break through (some think that mountain time trial will favor him)? Can Beloki fulfill his promise? How will Mayo perform? And how will the personal problems of Armstrong, as well as the latest drug charges, affect his performance? How will the Posties perform on their last year of existence? Stay tuned. It should be fun.