The strength of the slow and the last

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: International

There are those who would not watch a game of tennis from one year until the next, but avidly follow every match at Wimbledon; judging by the extensive live television coverage and the highlights programmes, there are others for whom the Tour de France has a similar fascination. As tennis can have points difficult for the casual onlooker to understand, so even the business of racing a bicycle from one point to another is not as straightforward as it might seem.

Having watched the Tour de France for more than twenty …