Is it crazy to already be looking forward to the Classics?
The 2017 Season is over except for a crazy charade in some far off place in China where roads and hearts will be empty of passion…..
The television sits there mocking us as we look around for alternative sports to entertain us but there aren’t any,never football with its preening prrimadonna’s rolling around like the have been shot with a snipers rifle whilst we are used to seeing our heroes complete grand tours with life threatening injuries.
We May get some respite when Ski Sunday starts with acts of daring do but this will be like methadone and what we really want is the hard stuff.
We won’t wish our heroes a winters rest instead we will hope for a quick winter and that they return soon to battle for our entertainment. 300km of agony to end in a sprint, thrashing along on cobbles that are as large as a babies head.
Repeat climbs up incredible Bergs and Murs, we have no sympathy at all but we do have empathy as we too struggle like them.
Eternal questions will return, “Will Roubaix be wet?” . “Will someone escape on the Poggio?” . “ Will Sagan get another monument?”.
Simply cannot wait