If not, you are missing one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world.
Le Tour is the only biking race I watch all year. It goes for 20 days and covers over 2000 miles of French and Spanish countryside. Just watching the helicopter shots of the beautiful French and Spanish farms, mountains, and quaint villages make it worth spending a morning or two in front of the television set. (Or it's repeated throughout the day on Versus.)
Many people pooh-pooh biking as a "sport". That is just ridiculous. These young men are among the greatest athletes in the world. To be able to ride 120 miles in 4 or 5 hours at high speed over hill and dale is almost unimaginable. But to then get up the next morning and do it again...and the next...and the next...for 20 days!!!
One of the most interesting things to watch for is the strategy aspects of le Tour. Within each day there are many small races and, of course, the race to the finish line at the end of the day. But the most interesting strategy is the one for the overall yellow jersey for the winner of the entire Tour de France.
The is what Lance Armstrong has always excelled at. He may let others win the stages, or even let others have a time lead until the final few days of the overall race. Then he puts the hammer down.
The most exciting aspect of this year's Tour is whether Lance will be able to perform as in days gone by. Right now, he seems to be on top of his game. But the mountains await.