Italy may host start of Tour de France in the next few years.
It is indeed odd Italy has been overlooked (snubbed?) for such an honor given its incredibly rich cycling heritage and legacy. Not many countries (a small list that includes Belgium, France and Spain) possess the colorful tapestry of cycling success and tradition found within its boundaries.
And still less countries have produced the engineering beauty of their bicycles and all the frames and parts that go along with putting together an artistic process.
That the Tour de France has not included Italy all these years makes them slightly poorer in my view.
To his credit race director Christian Prudhomme seems keen to rectify this glaring omission.
After all, the French do appreciate all that is fine in life.