When the Tour route was unveiled in October, everyone knew the race would be decided at the top of Mont Ventoux. The famed climb didn't disappoint Saturday.
Tour de France officials wanted an exciting end to cycling's biggest race. Well, having Mont Ventoux as its penultimate stage will give them just that.
With Levi Leipheimer dropping out of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong loses an ally in the mountains.
We're a week into the Tour de France, so where do the top riders stand? Bobby Julich gives his progress report for the race contenders.
Lance Armstrong sits second overall in the Tour de France. Bobby Julich of all people knows those seconds are the toughest to gain in cycling's premier race.
From the doping issue to route changes to the Lance factor, Bobby Julich previews this year's Tour de France.
The Tour couldn't escape controversy entirely, but Bobby Julich says that hasn't stopped this race from being one of the best, and cleanest, ever.
Bobby Julich couldn't breathe while watching the harrowing descent of Tuesday's Stage 16. And he wondered why in the world organizers would put riders at risk so late in the Tour.
Sunday's Stage 9 of the Tour de France? That was just an appetizer of what's to come Monday. A monster mountain stage that will really see a separation between the pretenders and contenders.
While Bobby Julich isn't exactly thrilled by the new Tour stage format (he thinks it stinks!), he does believe this Tour's wide-open field will give us one exciting race.
Bobby Julich believes that despite all of the scandals, the right riders stood on the podium Sunday in Paris.
While most days at the Tour didn't turn out the way we expected, we're still going to have the time-trial showdown we wanted.
While Bobby Julich stomachs another day of doping news, he reminds us that there is a race going on in France.
Alexandre Vinokourov had a tough day in France, but Bobby Julich says if anyone can come back from a Tour disaster, it's Vino.
Now that Floyd Landis has officially tested positive, Bobby Julich says enough is enough.
Floyd Landis looked strong, poised to win the Tour. It makes Wednesday's outcome that much more shocking, writes Bobby Julich.