Is the Tour de Farce and important marketing event for French TV? Do results matter? Is Cofidis a real team? Why was the 'future of French cycling' drinking from a water bottle during the Prologue TT, a 9 minute effort? And why did he thow the bottle onto the course for another rider to crash into? Wassap with that Fred move? Was Chavanel thirsty or did he need more methanol boost? Or did I invent this queer act as I did ubiquitous doping? He finished 19th despite his cavalier attitude. Perhaps he might have won the prologue had he been more serious? And why was Pedro Delgado 2.5 minutes late for his 1989 Prologue start?? Delgado was the strongest rider in 1989--not Lemond, not Fignon. Was it a payback for his doping positive in 1988? The TDF is full of much unprofessional and bizarre action. (TUEs, motorpacing, doping exemptions, 'gifts', bought/sold stages, ASO remote comntrols, drinking in prologue TTs) Made-for-TV events never get reasonable explanations out of Bob Roll or Phil Liggett. Only the preprinted Nike scripts.