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Aight people, here's everything you need to get ready, in addition to the generic "here's my list of 35 potential winners" previews, linked elsewhere...

  • The plan for Podium Cafe: I'm setting my alarm Sunday so TC won't be all alone here at 5am Pacific. We'll be live blogging right to the finish, with the usual caveat for child interference. If you're waiting to watch on OLN before finding out the winner, well, you've been warned. Saturday may be a light day here unless someone else steps up; I'll be at the Northwest's answer to Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
  • History lessons: nothing beats Professor Wilcockson when it comes to putting things in perspective.
  • Speaking of Pez, they also ride the course, with camera on hand. So you don't have to.
  • Once more for posterity, it's the official race site. Or maybe it isn't, it's hard to tell, but they've got nice graphics and own the url, which is good enough for me.
  • And don't forget: live action at, though for premium subscribers only.

BiciRace also delivers Paolo Bettini's odds, on the flip. You'll never guess who he lists as the favorite...

Odds by Paolo:

Paolo Bettini (Quick-Step) 1-6
Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears) 1-8
Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) 1-10
Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 1-10
Igor Astarloa (Barloworld) 1-15
Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-Fondital) 1-15
Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 1-15
Fränk Schleck (Team CSC) 1-20
Karsten Kroon (Team CSC) 1-20
Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) 1-20
Filippo Pozzato (Quick-Step) 1-25
Kim Kirchen (T-Mobile) 1-25
Leonardo Bertagnolli (Cofidis) 1-25
Thomas Dekker (Rabobank) 1-25
Jens Voigt (Team CSC) 1-25
Alberto Contador (Liberty Seguros-Würth) 1-30
Erik Dekker (Rabobank) 1-30
José Angel Gomez Marchante (Saunier Duval-Prodir) 1-40
David Etxebarria (Liberty Seguros-Würth) 1-40
Luca Paolini (Liquigas) 1-40
Axel Merckx (Phonak) 1-70
Stijn Devolder (Discovery Channel) 1-70