Before we get into England v India

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Can we just remind you that we also write a Tour de France website. The race starts tomorrow and the first three days promise to be ‘a big deal’ because they’re in the UK. Stage two on Sunday is the one we’re most looking forward to, but we’ll be covering the whole race.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not a particularly serious website and we try and write for more casual followers of the race as well as those who are a bit more into it. We’re not looking to get all evangelical about bike racing, but if you’ve an idle interest, hopefully you’ll get more out of the Tour if you follow it with us. Or maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll just get completely sick of us.

If you’re at all interested, please sign up for the email. The email only contains the most recent post, so you don’t need to do this, but it makes life easier because it means the articles come to you. Plus there’s great swathes of downtime on that site because we rarely feel it necessary to report on Zellik–Galmaarden or the Tour of Limburg. Being signed up to the email therefore means you won’t completely forget about us.


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    1. The official stance is that Froome, like most people, is basically all right with the odd shittish quality.

  1. I’m going to watch!

    We’re camping near Halifax tonight (in the rain) so we can see them all bicycling past us on Sunday. I’m especially looking forward to the bit where they bicycle past us on their bicycles. I’m hoping some of them will be towards the front, with some others more towards the back. They will all be going in the same direction though (or as they say in France – a la même direction). If there’s one thing I know about it, it’s that describing it in French is de rigueur (or as they say in France – the done thing).

    If there’s another thing I know about it as well, it’s that the race is not to the swift, but to the strong. Or as they say in France – ne sont pas les plus agiles qui gagnent la course, mais ceux dopée aux globes oculaires.

    1. Make sure you gather loads of worthless tat from the commercial vehicles which go past first.

    1. Yes, but only if you read everything very carefully and leave insightful, amusing comments and generally make the website a better place for everyone.

      You can also do all of the above while signing up giddily or angrily.

  2. Does the Tour de France usually start in the UK? I can’t remember it ever doing that before, but then I don’t know anything about cycling except that Floyd Landis, who’s from near my hometown, won the Tour de France once, and then I think he got it taken away, and also there was Lance Armstrong.

    1. They start it here once in a while. There’s no schedule, but it’s pretty rare. The last time was in 2007, but it was the Seventies the time before that.

  3. In the interests of fair play and equity, perhaps we should start the England v India test series on a pétanque pitch in Brittany.

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