Most people know very little about professional cycling other than the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong and, recently, doping scandals. But the sport is way more complex and exciting than that. There’s a race nearly every weekend, and there are many fantastic teams and riders who don’t get the publicity given Lance and his Radioshack teammates.
The Tour of Qatar starts tomorrow, and some amazing talent is on the start list. Check out live streams on Versus.com. And take a look at the comprehensive UCI cycling calendar and upcoming Versus coverage. When Tour time rolls around and Lance isn’t anywhere to be found, you’ll impress people with your cycling smarts.
A little part of me would like to be a roadie rather than a triathlete — watching competitive cycling is so inspiring and exciting. And the women are as interesting, if not more so, than the men. But I love running too much, so for now (and a long time after I make a big investment in a tri bike), I’ll be a gung-ho triathlete.