Le Tour

So, the Tour de France starts today for the 94th time. Cycling, particularly competitive road cycling, has been a big part of my life since the mid-1980’s. It is difficult to articulate how disenchanted I am with the professional sport of cycling. In  many ways it is not much different from how I feel about professional baseball. Both sports’ credibility have been damaged by the use of performance enhancing drugs. The cynic in me assumes that it has been this way for a long time. I don’t follow pro cycling like I used to. I would rather go for a ride or run on my own. The Tour de France is struggling for relevance in a world of sporting choices. Maybe the sport will clean up its act. Then again, maybe it won’t.

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