Originally Posted by epic
What do yo mean by "more than a parade"?
I just mean that if it's a race then they should race. The standings aren't decided until they do the final lap of the Champs Elysees, right? So it always irks me a bit when the riders decide... tradition, yes I know... not to race on the final stage.
Just like F1. It's supposed to be the biggest and baddest of motor sports but every year the rule makers get together to figure out how to make the cars go slower. I guess it would interest me more to see how fast men can make cars go around a circuit, period. Instead we get to see how fast they can go within the limits of the rules.
If you've got one hundred bike riders riding from here to there but they're not trying to out perform each other........ it's a very nice parade.