Dr Hutch: Cycling spectatorship is a sport in itself

Horses are passé but camels and killer whales are encouraged... The Doc considers cycling spectatorship to be a sport in itself

Chris Froome gets physical with a roadside dinosaur (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

My personal highlight of the Giro d’Italia’s visit to Israel was the bunch riding tempo along one side of a dual carriageway, while on the other side two men in full-length pink leotards rode a tandem alongside.

The tandem was modified so that the stoker faced backwards, and it was a nice touch that while one of them ground away on a big gear, the other twiddled for all he was worth.

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