Bicycle Race In France Starts Today

Have you heard? There is some big bike race that kicks off today in and around France. I guess it is a big deal. Capture the spirit: Messy Nessy posted a story about it a few years ago that is still my favorite. Grandparents ashamed: The first crash of the 2021 Tour de France was caused by a spectator holding a sign that struck a rider, knocking him down and causing a domino effect. What was the important message? The sign uses both French and German language. “Allez” means “go”…

43 Tour de France Riders Test Positive for COVID-19 (UPDATED)

Okay, that is a total click-bait headline but who is going to be surprised when a number of Tour de France riders test positive for COVID-19 over the next few weeks? Days? Team personal and TDF event personnel tested positive but no riders? That seems unlikely until you consider that professional cycling has a long and illustrious history of looking the other way when they believe it is in the best interest of the sport and its sponsors. Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar just announced he is curtailing his…

Best 2019 Tour De France Article Wasn’t From The Cycling Media

I haven’t really cared about the Tour de France since Andy Hampsten retired from professional bicycle racing. I try to watch the action covered on TV and reported in the media but always leave with the feeling that I’ve been had or duped. So when I saw an article posted about the Tour by the best “cabinet of chic curiosity” website, I had to read Messy Nessy‘s opinion on the event. Their article ‘The Tour de France is a Beautiful Mess and Maybe that’s How it Should be” didn’t disappoint.…