According to the Tour's schedule, the chicken hits the road at 4:18pm local time, which I'm pretty sure is 7:18am in Seattle; 10:18 on the east coast. Since the last 15 riders are the ones on whom all the attention is focused, that means the time to watch is about 6:30-8:30... with one exception. Fabian Cancellara lies 118th overall. By 5am or so, we will have one serious marker laid down for everyone else.
Assuming this is going to be a big day, which means we will start a new thread at around 250 comments. Enjoy!!