In the Cotton family household, the first week of December used to mark the time when the kids wrote wish lists for Santa Claus.
Whether LEGO sets and Nintendo 64s or Pantera CDs and drum pedals, Jim junior scribbled his selections and crossed his fingers for the big gifts to come.
But what makes my festive wish list some 20 years later?
Here’s my selection for the 2022 cycling Santa (and yes, it does include socks):
Egan Bernal returned and roaring: Egan, Egan, we all miss you. Seeing “Bernalito” back to his barnstorming best, whether at the 2.1-tier Tour Colombia or world-topping Tour de France, would be a comeback story to make even Scrooge smile.
Random revelations in the Netflix Tour de France series: Grizzled Quick-Step chief Patrick Lefevere enjoys a nighttime face mask? “Superman” López bops to Beyoncé on the team bus?
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