It’s a little hard for me to believe that it’s that time of year again when I’m packing up the bags, doing my research and getting set for what has become an annual tradition to cover the Tour de France. The Tour doesn’t kick off until Saturday, July 4, but I’ll be heading overseas a few days beforehand. Last year, I was busy interviewing cyclists and teams before the race as part of some of the Versus TV coverage, and this year should be some of the same. Plus it’s nice to squeeze in a little touring before the Tour begins.
With only five days to spare before I land in France, the excitement is definitely building at home. I’m thrilled to be covering the Tour again, especially with all of the hype about Lance Armstrong’s return. But I’m not the only one who’s excited. My daughter Rocky can’t contain herself either! Check out this pic of me getting ready: