Hats off to ITV4 though, lovely job on the Women's Tour. And so to the Giro D'Italia, or so I thought. But it turns out that The Tour of California has been scheduled against it, splitting both riders and commentators across two continents. The riders went to California, all bar Kittel who (particularly following three days of sheeting rain and terrifying crashes in Ireland) is in for a bit of an uncontested Giro. The better race coverage is at the Giro - still on Eurosport, so far from perfect - but thanks to California it's now buried in the small hours. So I'm not sure I'll stick.
I feel unreasonably whiny. I remember having to follow the Tour de France on Ceefax, three lines of green writing dissolving into blocks, a crash, a win, the time gaps. I should count the good things. What did I want and get? In the Women's Tour, a helicopter.