Putting on a cycling kit before a race is a ritual. If you want to do well, or hope you will, you pile up your kit next to your bed the night before. On a nightstand if the room has one or on top of your travel bag next to bed. Pin the numbers.
People love to compare great athletes from different eras. What if Bernard Hinault raced against Eddy Merckx? How would that go? Or how would Wayne Gretzky and Valeri Kharlamov go against each other if both played in the NHL?
Michael Hutchinson, an author of 3 books, gave a 5-star review of the UAE Tour on Twitter yesterday. He had been heard and promptly echoed. I suspect no one, except the inner circle of the UCI, knows why UAE Tour exists.
December 28, 1895 is the official birth date of cinema. On that day, Auguste and Louis Lumière screened the first projected film in the Salon Indien of the Grand Café in Paris.