The incredible Bola Del Mundo goes nowhere, there’s nothing to do at the top but come back down again. There’s part of us says that the mountains are a vital part of the DNA code of a Grand Tour. But there’s another part says that it would be nice if every organiser stopped trying to find ever-more crazy hills to ascend.
What about a Grand Tour that a GVA or Sagan could perhaps just about win? Remember Freddy Maertens won the Vuelta?
VeloVeritas mentor and soothsayer, Viktor maintains that if it’s a ‘road race’ then it should be just that – a public highway, not a concrete track to nowhere.
But when you’re up there, the sun is out, the fans are going crazy and you could reach out and touch Alberto as he grimaces past, you can’t help but get bound up in the sheer wonderful madness of it all…
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