Following nearly 30 years of failure to win their own major national sporting event, and folowing the particular humiliation of the event being won two years is succession by riders from, of all places, Great Britain, the people of France have now resolved to abandon cycling as their national sport completley.
"We wlll probably take up cricket" said M LeBlanc, a sterotypical Frenchman. "It must be a pretty easy game to play, if even those stupid English people can manage it. OK we will have to start at the beginning, perhaps initially by challenging some useless team which absolutely anyone could beat, like Australia. We could then gradually move on to more serious opponents."