It’s a tough life being a cyclist. In between the training, the cake eating and compulsively watching every broadcast moment of professional racing in the calendar, you have to field a load of questions from your non-cycling friends, who just don’t get it.
Whether they’re questioning your choice of transport, or querying your allegiance to a particular team or rider, or simply can’t fathom the mechanics of who wins the Tour de France – these are sixteen of the most common questions your non-cycling friends will always ask you.
If you’re British, why are you cheering for some Dutch guy to win?
Because I love him, alright? I love Tom Dumoulin and his handsome jaw more than I love Chris Froome and his ungainly, flaily limbs.
Nationalities mean about as much in pro cycling as exchange rates between the Pound and the Euro mean to a Komodo dragon – on a macro level there’s probably some relationship between the two, but I’m stuffed if I know what it is.