On all matters related to cycling in general, and the Tour de France in particular, I tip my funny little helmet to Eric at Fire Ant Gazette ..... but I will make these observations from a decidely sedentary perspective .....
It would be hard to imagine something more dramatic than Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team, coming up near the very end to win the third stage, and retain the leader’s yellow jersey for the fourth day running ..... but the Tour is still young, and there's plenty of opportunity ahead for 'something more dramatic.'
The second stage featured a major spill, and more than a few cyclists crossed the line favoring a sore arm, shoulder, ribs, whatever ..... I thought a particularly touching scene was one rider coasting alongside a teammate (sorry, don't know which team it was) whose arm was clutched close to his stomach, guiding his bike with one hand while the other rested on the back of the the injured teammate, guiding him across the finish line for that stage.
What a difference a camera angle can make! The view of the race is entirely different when viewed from overhead as opposed to being viewed from the front, from a distance.