What’s the best part of cycling? Going downhill! Obviously. We’re not saying that the odd-ascent can’t be enjoyable, but it’s the views at the top and the promise of the slope swapping around that often gives you – or give us anyway – the will to push on up.
Chris Froome hit the nail on the head recently when he raced to a spectacular descent victory on stage eight of the Tour de France, stating after: “I felt like a kid again, just trying to ride my bike as fast as I could.” And that’s it. At the end of the day, the reason we ride our bikes is for it’s fun.
Now, you might think that the Tour de France would be a place slightly void of fun – what with the brutal Tour de France crashes, the likes of Alberto Contador’s crash, and Chris Froome punching a Tour de France spectator on that same stage eight to get him out of the way – but alas, as long as there are downhills there is always going to be fun. And man, do they tackle those downhills fast.