I joked last year right after the Tour de France that as far as the general public was concerned, bicycle racing was over for the year and wouldn’t begin again until the first stage of the 2023 Tour de France. Well, I was wrong. Big time. Bicycle racing has made the headlines in all the mainstream media sports (and political) outlets. I just can’t wait for the 2023 Tour de France to start so these headlines are pushed off the front pages.