Monday, July 04, 2011

Is the 'TOUR' the best bicycle race in the World?

[…] There’s no other country in the world where the Tour could be so successful – France has the perfect landscape, variety of terrain and cuiture for a three-week bike race. It also laid claim to the perfect time on the calendar to hold a race – midsummer. The Giro has the culture and landscape, but not the midsummer slot, nor the same history. And while it’s fashionable for racing purists to prefer the Giro, supported by a stunning race in 2010, the Italian race is, and always has been, second best. If the Giro ever stands tall, it’s because it stands on the shoulders of the Tour. […] (Edward Pickering) To be continued here

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