Vintage Cycling

The Tour de France kicked off this week, and it got us thinking about the wonderfully colorful and international sport of cycling… and how it’s gone from a sport filled with gritty playboys to its current state of revolving doping scandals and performance-enhancing spandex. Perhaps this is an indictment on the current state of sports in general, but it seemed like people were enjoying it more back then (both the athletes and fans). Now all the juicing and the decisions have managed to take a lot of the fun out of it.

In fact, we couldn’t have said it any better than this picture does.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar