Dr Gonzo wrote:
The Tour has been fantastic this year. Its impossible to equate a marathon against cycling unless there was a comparable distance. What a stupid bloody thing to say though. People dressed as Fred Flintstone run marathons.
How many marathon runners keep bags of their own blood in their fridge, or have to set their alarm clocks for 3am so they can get up and go on a treadmill to stop their blood congealing? Maybe a quick transfusion around the 15km mark to get them the rest of the way? Maybe they all do.
The TDF is the most drug-addled and corrupted sporting event outside of the Olympics.
True, but it's getting better. Still miles away from athletics.
I think the original point was non-pro though. In my very recent experience, that Etape was harder than the marathon I did.