Friday, July 02, 2010

Le Tour

Let us simply accept that doping is a given.

There was even a report on television last night about the possibility of adding clandestine electric motors to boost performance on critical ascents... doping the bikes themselves.

It may have been a persiflage, I wasn't paying that much attention.

But I have always loved watching the Tour because it is an annual exploration of the wonderful countryside of a country that means so much for me.

The helicopter swooping over medieval fortifications, around sumptuous chateaux. The pillion-riding cameramen speeding through the narrow streets of the villages which give la France profonde its unmistakable character. The fans lining the slopes of this or the other formidable col...

Lovely stuff. And my the best pharmacologist win!

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