Hard to believe in Tour magic when we've been burned so many times
I can't remember a Tour de France we've talked about as much. But most of it was about power data and media coverage. On Saturday, for the Tour's penultimate stage, up the Alpe d'Huez, I finally got a chance to sit down and watch the racing.
Over the next three hours, I realised why we all care so much about the scandals that engulf cycling. I had forgotten just what a remarkable sport it truly is.
Chris Froome was two and a half minutes ahead in the general classification and it seemed unlikely he'd lose the lead, but as they went up the mountain, we were never totally sure.