This week starts part of my favorite part of the summer, “Le Tour de France”. The tour is likely the hardest athletic challenge in the world. Last year, Armstrong covered 2100 miles at an average speed of just under 26 MPH, including 7 days of riding over mountain passes.
The best TV coverage is on OLN, though you need to get past the whole “Cyclism” thing. I recommend recording the early morning live broadcast, as they use different commentators for the afternoon recap.