The best thing about the Tour De France bike race is that it creates a lot of Love.
With an estimated 15 million viewers spread across the world it has the largest audience of any annual sports event. That’s a lot of positive love vibrations!
We love the display of superhuman strength and stamina, the excitement and drama of the complicated strategies and tactics, and we really love the romantic beauty of the French countryside. We also love the high minded humanity of the hero’s we see born on the road.
Cycling applauds winning individuals however in reality it’s a team sport. Like the three musketeers of French legend, cyclists live the motto “one for all and all for one”.
This high mindedness was illustrated in a recent debacle where the road was strewn with tacks by some sad mad fool.
Australian hope and defending champion, Cadel Evans, received three punctures that threatened to derail his already tenuous title defence. His team mate arrived and donated a wheel, sacrificing his place for his leader. Then another team member slowed his pace to allow Cadel to catch up so together they could better chase down the peloton.
In Tour de France interviews the top riders always reference with honour and appreciation the efforts their team mates made on their behalf. It’s clear that these team mates demonstrate a lot of love for each other!
However this high minded humanity isn’t reserved just for the team. When the tack put Evans back the race leader, Bradley Wiggins, stopped racing, leading the peloton to free wheel until Cadel was back with the pack.
In spite of there being so much at stake he asserted that, “It didn't seem honorable to benefit from other people's misfortune”.
Our Tour de France heroes prove that regardless of our field of endeavor it’s not just about winning rather it’s about the loving humanity with which you play the game.
HUMANS ARE AMAZING WHEN WE TRUST IN LOVE AND HONOUR.
WHEN ONE WINS WELL.... WE ALL WIN