Ah, it feels good to type the words. Our first live thread of the year! For the uninitiated, use the comments to chat about the race when the Versus coverage kicks off at 5pm Eastern, 2pm West Coast. The race starts an hour earlier, so those of you truly live or following a tracker can feel free to start earlier. Enjoy!
Oh, and here is the prologue starting order, with times and everything. h/t Lucybears.