In 2009 we rode up Ventoux. We’ve never been back since, but for those of us who did, we remember.
We remember, we were young, naive, and full of excitement. The pros were coming and they lit up our passion for road cycling and adventure. Seven years on, the whole world is lit up once again. This time, by a young Kenyan who shows us that it doesn’t matter what your situation, you can get up again and triumph.
“Thank you @chrisfroome – Not caring what people think & doing what you have to do, that’s panache. #tdf2016″ – As tweeted by compatriot and TV commentator, David Millar.
No perfect people allowed
We all know it isn’t a perfect world, even in this spectacle, it isn’t all clean bikes and smiles. But it doesn’t cost anything to be human and show respect. Big up to Chris Froome and all the riders of TdF 2016. At both the best and the most of tragic times, you’ve shown us a thing or two to remember for a very long time.
If you’re out there to consume or observe, fine – stay back. If you’re out there to get involved and support – cheer your hearts out! If you’re out there helping others and doing your best, then here’s to all of you for daring.