Lance: up close and personal
in Lausanne

A third, and perhaps the trickiest, way to view the race is to watch the finish. The finish line area is taken up by the massive communications booths (where Phil and Paul sit), so the few good viewing spots are highly contested. If you do score a good site, don't leave when the race is over, stay for the awards ceremony immediately following. After the ceremonies, wander among the festivities and look for riders on their way back to team buses.