Re: Cockytalk Cyclists.... 7/19 ride
I kinda like it. As others around have said, it's part of the history of France and of the Tour and we want to get the BEST all around rider, not just best climber who can sit in on the sprint stages. Granted, the fact it was just plain nasty out added a bit to it.... but, Nibali showed some nifty bike handling skills to get through it and excel.
Seems the majority of the crashes happened before they ever got to the cobbles.... wet, slick roads, tailwind driving up speeds... recipe for disaster.
Do you ride? and, where in Columbia are you?