I really did enjoy the Tour of California, especially the daily television coverage, something the Tour de Georgia could stand to add. I don’t want to sound too much like I’m complaining about having another high-quality stage race on this side of the pond, but the race wasn’t hard enough for the outcome to be much in doubt after the time trial.
My family and I have watched at least two stages of each edition of the Tour of Georgia so far, and their formula of a penultimate grueling slog of a climbing stage makes for a very exciting short stage race!
So let’s have another Tour of California, but use some of those big mountains to make it really hard. I read a letter on Cyclingnews that suggested a stage in Death Valley, and I for one think it’s a fantastic idea.