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Michael Maddox
02-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Found this article today:

http://www.independenttribune.com/sports/cycling-is-the-time-right-for-a-tour-de-france/article_511f9174-b854-11e4-8155-6fcb00793141.html

And wondered if it were simply the dreams of an enthusiast.

Anecdotally, cycling seems relevant in the lifestyle choices of many Americans, but the entrenchment of "American sports," regardless of the majesty of American cycling's past, would be difficult to overcome. Are people becoming less enthralled by the big 4 sports? Is it just a matter of time? Have we gotten over the Lance debacle enough to move forward?

As much as I'd love to see it, I don't see it happening in the next 20 years.

dustyrider
02-19-2015, 02:50 PM
I can't seem to stay awake during one stage of le Tour de France, and I love all things bicycle! Not sure a tour here would be any different for me...

Davist
02-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Agreed, most likely a long way out. Not a good business proposition right now. The US is too huge in general for this to not require tremendous $$ and time for logistics.

A 2 week nationwide tour would dilute the tours of CA and CO, I'd consider a smaller bite. Perhaps a renewed version of the Tour de Trump/du Pont with mid Atlantic regional area might be feasible.

The fan in me likes it, but the brain says otherwise.

ultraman6970
02-19-2015, 04:55 PM
One of the only countries that are missing a national tour is the US, never got that. And is not that there's not climbs or roads for that either.

rgr111
02-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Here's my take:

Cycling = go out and do it

Football = pay to watch someone else do it

tigoat
02-19-2015, 05:18 PM
That would be awesome!

cainez
02-19-2015, 06:19 PM
Doubt it will ever happen.

On a side note, I'm pretty excited that UCI Road World Championships are in Richmond, VA this year.