Malcolm (omnimowse) wrote,

Some thoughts on the Tour de France

  • As TV entertainment, it offers two pleasures: that of sightseeing, and that of watching people suffer by choice.
  • Mountains so sort the men from the boys. This corresponds with my own often humbling experiences on the W200.
  • What with the lack of mountains, the first week of the tour is irrelevant. Cancellara is now a random face in the peleton, in 121th place. He was in the lead for a whole damn week!
  • This reminded me of this, and once I learnt that there were no injuries, it made me laugh a lot. (I'm allowed laugh at people falling off bicycles - it's cathartic.)

oh, and stage 16 is hell.
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