The Tour de France is a proper sporting event, not like this poncey punting a ball around lark where they’re scared of a few drops of honest rain. With such a huge and taxing event it’s not surprising the lengths some riders will go to.

Lance Armstrong is the current King of Le Tour, and this year he’s going for his fifth win. Even revelations that he’s a close friend of Monkey Boy Bush haven’t damaged my respect for him.