Dear CBS:

Your Tour de France coverage sucks. Every year I sit down to watch the video coverage of this huge event, and every year I see less and less actual cycling. Instead I’m treated to aerial shots of the landscape, nary a cyclist in sight, while some “reporter” dishes up acres and acres of purple prose, stretching metaphors to their extreme. How about SHOWING ME THE RIDERS instead of telling me that the riders suffer for their sport? I know it’s a challenge to cover a week’s worth of racing in one hour, but the answer is not to turn in a non-narrative sequence of clips with poor commentary and hope no one notices.


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