I have to tell you, each year, the Giro proves that they are without peer when designing a course.
For the 2007 course, we start with a 24km TTT on the island of Sardinia. After two more stages on the beautiful island, they go up.
By mixing mountains and stunning scenery, the Giro is never boring. I try to stay awake during the first week of the Tour de France when there are countless flat stages designed to give the sprinters a chance.
I don’t think that the topography of France is to blame. Procycling laid out a course through France that was similar to the Giro. Exciting and varied. By the end, the sprinters had the same opportunities. It was spaced out better and more imaginative.
I think the Tour is getting lazy. By having the best riders on the best form, they forgot to try to give them the best course. Once again, that honor goes to Italy.