a new addiction

Lance Armstrong

As if the World Cup, Wimbledon and the fast approaching Open golf aren’t enough to keep you going in sporting action I’ve become hooked on something else… cycling.

The Tour de France started a couple of days ago and I’m totally engrossed already.  It’s fascinating.  The tactics, the personal battles and the massive crashes like yesterday’s pile up a few hundred meters from the end of the stage make it a truly brilliant watch.

This is Lance Armstrong’s last Tour so it’s worth a watch just for that, but Brit Bradley Wiggins is in the hunt for the yellow jersey and somewhat controversial Mark Cavendish is bidding to capture the green sprinters jersey after his amazing 6 stage wins last year.

For UK viewers you can find it live on Eurosport or catch the highlights on ITV4 every night.