I genuinely don’t think it would be possible for me to have less interest in the Tour than I do this year. I don’t really know why. I tried to force it the other day by reading some tech articles on Cycling News, which usually gets me going, but nope. Just meh.
I’m not hugely familiar with Jonas Vengegaard, but woohoo for Jumbo-Visma I guess. I think they won the Points, GC (Wout Van Aert) and Mountain Jerseys (Vingegaard won both GC and Mountain), so that’s impressive, but really, I just can’t find any passion in it this year.
Like a lot of folks, I’m totally, 100% tired of hearing about doping in racing. I’m generally convinced that whoever wins will be stripped at some point once they test positive for whatever new cocktail is running through the peloton. I have no answers, but its a constant thing, and it just adds to the bike racing fatigue. Headlines like this… “We’re clean, you’ll just have to trust us” make me wish there was a more vigorous eye-roll emoji. That’s not the only thing for sure though, it’s just a malaise with bike racing in general right now. I guess I hope it passes?