Cycling in Victoria. Photo © John Luton, via creative commons and flickr

With the 2014 Tour de France ending tomorrow, this year’s version delivered the usual combination of surprise and excitement to fans. The spectacular high-speed crashes and cringing injuries that regularly occur during the renowned cycling race brought sudden and unexpected ends to the participation of many contenders for this year’s title. For the likes of former tour champions Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Andy Schleck and Mark Cavendish, who broke bones and left skin and blood on the roads of France and U.K., the 2014 Tour de France could be considered something of a disaster.

Fortunately, today’s Tour de Disaster, here in Victoria, contains little opportunity for that kind of excitement….

Read the rest of this editorial at the Victoria Times Colonist….

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