Friday, July 22, 2011
Tour de France
We started to take a closer interest in the TdF when we lived in France and the race passed close to where we lived a few times. Close enough to hear the helicopters one time.
I've been following the latter stages of this Tour de France and, when you start to examine what they do, you have to say that these guys are incredible, even if they are full of drugs or whatever.
They cycle in a day a distance that I'd not feel inclined to drive. And they do it pretty much everyday for three weeks.
This afternoon they were cycling up and down mountains. Big mountains. I was getting out of breath just watching from an armchair.
Is there a more gruelling sporting event anywhere in the world, and they measure the difference between winner and second place in minutes?