A race in the style of the one-day Spring Classics that runs over a week in August. 27,000m of climbing in a country with no roads worthy of the name. The jersey of a team named after a place where their sponsor's product is not for sale. A WorldTour rider who goes to race in Japan, only to find his power output just about qualifies him for the over-60s category. A man who won the Tour but then had it stolen by Henri Desgrange himself. And a powerhouse road racing nation whose national tour hasn't been held in a decade.
Conquista issue 20. Who says it has to make sense?