We're off to the races... The TOC was better than ever. ASO—the organization that puts on the Tour de France—is now involved in the production of the TOC with AEG, another powerful sports promotion company that has carried the TOC for years. This arrangement is very promising for the future of this race. I'm sure ASO is ecstatic that a Frenchman won the race for the first time, too. I hope the race organizers liked how San Diego (a city with a mayor and a chief of police who are both avid cyclists!) handled the challenge of being the start and finish city for the first stage of the race in one big day.
Thanks to family and friends from San Diego & Colorado for taking the edge off of a stressful month. What a great reprieve. Time to get out and get some regular "training" in again. Training for what? Sanity. What else.