...you probably know that the Tour de France is going on right now.
If you are a cyclist
...you probably know that Lance Armstrong is in it.
If you are a very avid [road] cyclist
...you probably know that Andy Schleck has a good chance this year.
There are, after all-- an overbearing amount of resources to get your Men's Tour de France news:
- magazines devoted to entirely to previews
- highlight reels
- technical articles
- helicopter shots
- race recaps and analysis
- and for $29.99, get it every minute of it streamed to your computer.
Unfortunately, you probably don't know that the hardest women's stage race-- the Giro Donne (Women's Giro d' Italia) just concluded and the best female climber in the world-- Mara Abbott-- just became the first American to take home the pink jersey (and it's not pink just because they're women, thank God!).
Cycling history was just made-- but, oh, what did Mark Cavendish have for breakfast? Is his book tour distracting him from training?
So no, I'm not watching the Men's Tour de France-- because the amount of coverage in contrast to the women's depresses and disgusts me.
I want to punch the Men's Tour de France in the balls-- because if Mara had them, we'd all be watching.