I used to like it when Sir Beardy looked like Paul Weller but he has been reading GQ too much and has gone a bit trendy. I’m not used to this new trendy-ness in cycling but, what is good for football players, sorry soccer for the Tour of California (ToC), is good for the peloton. It’s not like Sir Beardy is the only one, pro or no. Beard is cool fool. Anyway he needs to smile a bit, just watch this and admire his poker face. In all honesty I hope he does well and then Sir Beardy Vs. Alien Robot Head at the biggest race to ever come to Yorkshire will have some stars flying. Never sure how I feel about ToC, if it lasts a few more years it might get in my good books. California though what a stunning place.