I think it's more exciting without Lance. It's more of a race for the others
And now with the two top contenders out, it's even more wide-open.
From what I've been reading, it doesn't look good for the guys that got taken out of the race. For instance, apparently Jan had signed something previously saying he'd never had contact with this dr, but what they've found shows he did. So even if he wasn't doping, he lied about seeng the dr. and that doesn't look good for him.
Team Discovery has a lot of great cyclists and now they have a chance to shine after working for Lance all these years. My favorite, George Hincapie, rode for Lance in all of his tour wins, and is finally in the yellow jersey himself for the first time ever.