7/03/2005 Add a comment

The Tour de France is underway, which can mean only one thing: Lance Mania. Online, the New York Times has a whole online section devoted to Lance.

On the airwaves, the Outdoor Life Network has begun its programming of the so-called Cyclism II. And now that he's teamed up with the Discovery Channel and their array of t.v. networks, we get to see his car overhauled on TLC.

And I bet these are selling like hotcakes. I'll take 1200, please.

But cynics, have no fear. As always, Slate is there with two contrarian viewpoints. ben