We love the Dauphiné. Unlike the Tour de France, where the race leaders collect fluffy lions, or the Giro, which bestows an anthropomorphised tub of yoghurt, winners get a cow. Not only that, but there’s generally a decent amount of live cow spotting to be had.
The opening stage of this year’s race has already given Team Vaches a lot to celebrate.
Image: Seb Piquet