We like it for much the same reasons as we like cricket: it takes ages, it’s a team sport heavily-reliant on individuals, different people come to the fore in different conditions and it’s a murderous test of character.
We also like it because it’s like life. In the Tour de France, no-one really wins; pretty much everyone loses. It’s basically a process of elimination until there’s only one bloke left. And he hasn’t won – he just hasn’t lost yet.
Our Tour de France website will be updated half-arsedly for about three weeks each year. We hope at least five of you will join us there. We don’t know what we’re talking about and we don’t really have anything to say, so it should be good.