The terrible events over the last few days and the implication that other countries near to France may have harboured individuals that were involved should be a wake up to all of us.
Every country in the world harbours people who are mad enough to want go kill innocents. No country, no people, no ideology is safe, nor is any country or people responsible except those who are directly act on their mad schemes and who insist on dividing us all.
Let's celebrate what is good in our world. Like cycling, where people of all nations compete together on teams with little thought about where they come from. Where teams are more important than the man/woman in most cases. Where we still celebrate sportsmanship with no regard to anything except the idea of higher ideals.
Peace to everyone on this site. If you love cycling enough to be here then I'm sure you agree with me.
In Australia after a young woman was bullied on a train on her way home simply because she was wearing a head scarf, a huge backlash formed against the haters and a huge outpouring of sympathy and solidarity was led by the hashtag #I'llridewithyou! (it was meant to be about public transport but its a beautifully adaptable sentiment).
So, I'm sure some people on this site are muslims. My friends, from me you are welcome. We have our first teams from north Africa starting to make big statements on the world stage and world tour races are held in north African countries.
Let's beat these fuckers by showing them they can't make us do what they want us to do - which is to divide ourselves by making us hate each other.
And let's get back to racing!