Le Tour-Finale

Now that the maillot jaune is also out of the race, there isn’t much more to say. In my humble opinion, the race should be cancelled before it reaches Paris. Scratch this year, and don’t hold another professional race until improvements have been made. The problems cannot be fixed, but progress can be made; and until the riders, the UCI, sponsors, race directors, team owners, media, and other governing bodies get it sorted out, then there should be no racing. Le Tour’s race director thinks stopping the race would be an “insult”. I disagree. So what if the fans are deprived and the economics of the sport are damaged. What could be worse than the current situation when no one knows who is clean and who is not?

 On a related note–I told a friend that I get aggravated when I’m on a ride and  people yell, “Hey Lance Armstrong!” That is lame. My friend told me he got the same thing recently from a couple of golfers sitting in their cart, as he rode by a course. So, he quietly turned around, rode back, and heckled them when one of them hit a miserable tee shot. He yelled, “Way to go Tiger!”

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