1 JimmyR 1 year ago In the past few years I have become a big fan of the Tour de France and some of the other big races in Europe. I love the scale of coverage. You get to see such beautiful scenery and places you would never otherwise see unless you actually went there yourself.The Giro d'Italia has some incredible countryside on view, as does the Critérium du Dauphiné. But I have enjoyed this year's Tour de France particularly because the green jersey has been worn by an Australian, Michael Matthews. Michael went to Melrose High School in Canberra, which I very nearly went to but for leaving Canberra for Perth just before I was due to attend. My older bother and sister went there.The world is becoming smaller and smaller with the TV coverage of events like these. In the northern winter we watch the European skiing and baithlons because the locations look so exotic to us and help cool us down while we swelter through our summer. But the cycling is fun because we can see our countrymen taking part.Vive le Tour!