Singer Sheryl Crow got a taste of Tour mayhem when she stepped out of the US Postal team bus this moWhile Lance Armstrong was making his way to the start line in Charleroi this morning, for once the attention was elsewhere - on a tiny woman, with flowing ash blonde hair, giant anti-paparazzi shades, and Nike casuals, standing unassumingly by the side of the US Postal bus. Sheryl Crow is so petite that she is soon lost in a crowd, but there was no mistaking the tousled locks as camera crews and journalists, not to mention a few over-excitable Belgian fans, hemmed her in as the peloton rolled away from the start of the 2004 Tour's second stage on the Avenue de l'Europe. Crow, who arrived in Belgium from Spain last Wednesday with the Tour champion in his private jet, has been impressed by the Tour so far. "Whatever I thought before the race, you can multiply it by a thousand - that's pretty much what I am experiencing here," the singer told journalists. "It's a helpless feeling," she said of following her new partner on nervous opening stages of the Tour. "You know, you can either stay in front of a TV to watch the race, where you see all of it, or run around the route where you only see a second of it. But Lance knows what he's doing. "There's nobody that knows better how to manoeuvre in the Tour de France than Lance does. He's in great shape and great frame of mind, so I'm not too worried. This is only day three, but clearly it's going to be a wonderful three weeks and we're going to see Lance take six."