Landis’ Ride

So Floyd Landis may have an epic ride today in the Tour de France (and it really was amazing), but I think OLN’s commentary was as bad as his ride was good. I’ve watched the Tour on television for years and years (I caught Tour Fever when Greg LeMonde won in 1989, and it’s never gone away), and this was possibly the worst single day of commentary ever, in a year that it must be said, is particularly bad. Without Lance Armstrong, the OLD commentary team just doesn’t know who to focus on and swing wildly from hour to hour as to who is the new God of Cycling, who’s failing. Also, while it was probably happening even when Lance was riding (but less noticeale, because it was all about Lance, not some random guy in 100th place), the commentary is horrendously slanted towards the American riders.