Only cycling, but we bike it

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

WE seem to have be­come a na­tion which is hooked on the Tour de France.

Thanks to Sir Bradley’s vic­tory a year ago and Chris Froome’s big chance this time around, Brits are push­ing up view­ing fig­ures for ITV4 ev­ery day.

But we were won­der­ing. Are most of the com­pe­ti­tiors only there to string out the ex­pe­ri­ence for spec­ta­tors, who have waited for hours only to watch the lead­ers flash by in a blur?

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