Having watched the last few TdFs with increasing interest, I wonder what the Tour would be like if there were no teams to support the big names and no team orders to rein in riders who attack when they ought not to? Froome does seem to be a very strong rider and it seems a shame that he is not allowed to do what he is capable of. Radios also seem like a mixed blessing with at one point Froome being told not to break away, and the next Wiggins is throttling back the peloton so that Evans can get back in after his punctures. Sporting gestures like that would be more difficult without the radios, but it might give a more honest result to the race. I am a newcomer to watching pro racing, so I'd be keen to see what others think would happen.