It's almost better they don't have the TTT, especially since they limited the amount of time teams could lose.
I heard Basso is passing on the Giro to focus solely on the Tour. OLN is showing the '06 Tour...at least they boasted that not long ago.
In view of the way the TdF organizers and LeBlanc have snubbed Armstrong's years of contributions to the legend of the Tour, I'd be happy if OLN dropped the Tour coverage and did the Giro instead. It's a better race over more dramatic terrain anyway. It's only hype that makes the TdF a bigger race. If enough pro teams were fed up with the petty politics and arrogance of the TdF organization, they could make the Giro the premier race.
I hope that OLN doesn't make the mistake of thinking that Lance is bigger than the Tour. It should be a much more exciting race next year. My podium.... Basso, Vino, Ullrich... Boonen in green, Valverde in Poka Dot, and Danielson in White