Tag Archive for Tour de France

The Golden Age?

And so, the television host said to the former Tour de France champion, a man who had been lionised for years, feted as the greatest cyclist of his day, did you ever use drugs in the course of your career? “Yes,” came the reply. “Whenever it was necessary.” “And how often was that?” came the…

Watching Le Tour

For a variety of reasons I have not been at sea nearly as much as I had hoped or expected on this assignment – hence my more regular-than-expected posts. Instead of riding the waves I have been killing time day by day in small town hotel rooms feeling alternately like the Bill Murray character in…