Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Le Tour

Nice as it is to have a British yellow jersey and number two, I've been reflecting as to why the race has settled into something rather too tame and bland.

1. Wiggins and Frome are just too good for everyone else.

2. The race designers have screwed up: the stages structure is not incentivising head-to-head combat amongst the race leaders.

3. The race is now too clean. Absent the superhuman superpowers which the drugs enabled, we've been reduced to duelling between mere mortals.

OT: apparently dental braces used by top athletes are (or were) an infallible sign of the illicit use of human growth hormone. Google it.