Here are eight ways race organisers could make Grand Tours more exciting

Don't worry, making GC contenders run halfway up climbs isn't one of them

Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux during stage 12 of the 2016 Tour de France (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

An accusation often levelled at Grand Tours, that once again reared its head during the Giro d'Italia 2019, is how boring they can sometimes be.

Day after day of monotonous, undulating countryside. Sure, it's nice to see a bit of Europe from the comfort of your sofa, but after a while it all blurs into one.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.