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Tour de France redux

Originally Published: July 27, 2009
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Like the NCAA tournament, the Tour de France is a three-week virtually nonstop extravaganza that fans of the sport wish would never end. The cyclists, on the other hand, probably have a somewhat different take after, say, 15 stages, 1,500 miles and seven tubes of chamois cream.

Saying goodbye to the NCAAs is easier because March Madness is, well, in March, and when it ends baseball is beginning and summer is not far off. When the Tour ends, football camps are starting and a new school ...

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