I’ve loved watching the Tour de France on TV, often nail-biting stuff, spectacular scenery from across the whole country, beautiful young athletes of both genders, the whole fascinating caboodle.
But understanding how the competition works is like trying to decipher a cryptic crossword in a foreign language, in five dimensions, and under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. The Wikipedia entry is as thick as burned porridge. Does anyone have a clue about what is going on? What’s with the pink polka-dot jerseys?