whilst I know that the tdf does get a lot of roadside support, that’s 23 days a year. It’s not quite football/rugby or - dare I say it - tennisA 'niche' sport, I'd hazard a guess that more spectators turn out to watch each day of the TdF than attend any F1 race and that's each day mind you, multiply that by all the days and compare that to the whole season of the F1 calendar and I'd say more people actually watch the TdF and that's only one race.
I'm not a fan of Chris Froome, I think he's an arrogant bugger but then so is the whining Lewis Hamilton but both of them are certainly media darlings and if someone wants to pay them whatever then it's no skin off my nose. BTW my favourite 'sport' is barely covered but heroes like Steve Webster and Tony Hewitt hardly got any coverage when they were world champions admittedly Steve got an MBE but he was World Champion 10 times.
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