Magazine
Latest Issue

Sporting life

The Tour de France is set to offer nailbiting suspense—and that's just over the drugs testing. Plus, how the English do Twenty20

The war on drugs fails again July is the only month of the British sporting year in which football is almost completely absent. It brings many alternative pleasures: the final week of Wimbledon, the first three tests of the Ashes, the golf British Open, and for those still hungering for winter sports, the British Lions on tour in South Africa. And then there’s the Tour de France—an event more time consuming and gruelling for participants and spectators than any other.

The Tour always offers a glorious and circuitous tour through la France profonde; feats of endurance and metabolism that verge…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect