Tour de France diary: If it reaches stage 21, let’s call this Tour ‘the miracle that somehow got to Paris’

Is it just a question of how long until the plug is pulled?

Deceuninck - Quick-Step at the team presentation of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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The feeling is that it's all balancing on a knife-edge.

Yet much was the same at the annual Tour de France team presentation. The acrobatic BMX display soundtracked by - you guessed it - Queen's 'Bicycle Race'. Bald men banging on graffiti-painted rubbish bins à la Stomp. Hordes of children performing a breakdancing routine. And don't you dare forget the beatboxers.

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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.