I've been a long time bike rider, I wouldn't call myself a cyclist. I don't train, I just like to ride. I was drawn into the TDF by the famous LeMond/Fignon 8 second finale. Got my first road bike shortly thereafter. At the time I was a BMXer and MTB rider. In the years after I loosely followed the race every year, I knew who some of the big names were. Being in the business, I actually got to meet a few. I dropped off after the Lance debacle. Nothing to do with doping, like a Hollywood casting couch or rich people getting their kids into good colleges, that wasn't shocking news. But even when he was nobody racer, Lance was a douche. I could almost even get past the arrogance, I guess you need some of that to be a champion. But the shameless ruining of people's careers, sometimes just for kicks is where I drew the line. But we're not here for that. I'd like to get back into watching it again. I truly respect the sheer effort of the race. And the rich heritage. And bicycles So who are the riders I should be watching for?