Some may think it is implausible for Janet Evans to earn a spot in the 2012 Olympics. But considering her drive and the United States' history in long-distance events, the idea may not be so crazy.
At an age when many cyclists are still paying their dues, mastering their craft and avoiding public declarations that might be hard to live up to, Tejay Van Garderen's message to the cycling world is "bring it on."
With Wednesday's Tour route announcement, an enormous amount of energy will be expended in the next few months in speculation over Lance Armstrong's Tour plans. Most of it will be wasted energy.