11 Reasons to Love Le Tour
Maximum Bob’s put together a pretty fine list of reasons why Le Tour is THE sporting event. I’ll not list ‘em all here, but the punch line of No. 6 brought more than a smile to my face:
6. Whereas a Formula 1 car can crash at high speed, leaving the driver uninjured but out of the race, a cyclist who falls from his bike during a stage will almost certainly just get on a fresh bike, covered in livid cuts and bruises. They do tend to stop if they break a bone, though one rider this year thought he had broken his collarbone, having forgotten that he’d broken it so badly the last time that it was now made of titanium.
You can read the full list on Maximum Bob’s Blog.