I've never watched the Tour de France before as, to be honest, road riding doesn't really excite me. However, I've watched it from the start this year on the recommendation of Sam. I'll admit some of it is still quite boring, but I'm putting that down to not fully understanding the intricacies of the tactics. In fact when I watched it the other night with my girlfriend Rebecca, we talked through it and checked online for some background info.
So far it's beginning to make more sense and is getting more enjoyable to watch. I think I'd like to try and ride a road bike and see how different it is from riding my MTB. I think I'd definitely be trying to get the polka dot "King of the Mountains" jersey as I like to tackle the climbs when we're out.