This has been a tough start to the Tour for me. First off I spend the first three days without internet access and spotty-at-best cell coverage. I mean – how in the hell am I supposed to properly enjoy and communicate about the tour without twitter?? Imagine my horror as I look on suffering alone, in isolation, as my pick for the overall win Andy Schleck cradled his arm, looking as if we wouldn’t be able to get back on the bike. Or waiting on the edge of my seat for a smallest nugget of information out of Phil Liggett regarding the state of Tyler Farrar. This tour is already started with precious few sprinters to challenge Mark Cavendish.