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I love the Tour de France. Love it! Going to watch it one year is absolutely on my bucket list.
It is one of those compelling sports that drags me in, year after year. The Geege and I worked out that this is the ninth July we have lost to the world's greatest bike ride.
Lance Armstrong lured me to the sport initially, but long since our love affair has concluded, I am an avid fan of this exciting 21 day event. It is a team sport, an individual sport, a sprint and a marathon all wrapped up in fit men in tight lycra with intense expressions conducting amazing human feats. It is a race surrounded by magnificent scenery, crazed fans, fantastic commentary and spectacular crashes.
The only downside is the chronic sleep deprivation. Coverage commences at 10pm and finishes at 1am (or later for some stages). I can't help myself. I sit and watch trying to keep one eye open to watch the stage winner cross the finish line but inevitably fall asleep on the couch (lucky for me Dew Drop has his regular 2am wake up which enables me to shuffle into bed after I settle him).
I am wrecked, but the race finishes on Sunday so I have a few sleepless nights ahead of me yet. I won't miss a minute.
Are you a fan? Who are you going for in this year's race?