Roadside St. 1: It was pretty obvious to everyone sitting at the roadside on the hill up from the Monaco Casino who had won this opener ... Fabian Cancellara was waaaay, waaay faster than anyone else hurtling past us.
TDF Teams Presentation: Monaco means money, lots of money, and when you ask people for an adjective to describe the place they'll say wealthy ... or expensive! I won't speculate how far the Pez budget will stretch if I get mysteriously misdirected back from the Tour de France launch via the famous Casino... but why would I when there's a bike race launch to cover?!
It's always fun and games when Bjarne Riis hits the stage for a pre-Tour press conference, but most of today's belly laughs came courtesy of good ol' Jens Voigt with a couple of cracking one-liners and no messing put-downs. PEZ is live at the Tour, and here's report 'numйro un'.