Why I ride: it feels like a small connection with the Tour.
Knowing the Tour is coming (as in Tour de France) … well, it makes life grand. When July arrives, umm, it feels like a whole month of racing activity is before us. And yes – it’s grand.
It’s a driving force behind why most of us train, endure hard winter rides and long race seasons. Not because we ever have a chance of riding in the tour, but because we feel more connected with someone who endures the time trials of truth, the long miles of multi-day races, and the mountains of pain. One thing is certain: the Tour is coming. Viva la Tour.