Hang your glued tubulars in the dark for at least two months, turn the number 13 upside down if you happen to get it as your race number, wait for the yellow jersey if he has a mechanical. Cycling is a sport made up of traditions — sometimes to be respected to the letter, other times to be challenged and evolved so they don’t become illogical customs without substance.

Life is likewise made up of traditions, which we need to know in order to know where we come from. Traditions to be taken and reinterpreted, mixed, reinvented, and experienced in your own way. In Italy, for example, Sunday is for family meals. So why not prepare what you need, load up the bikes, and eat on a hill with the friends you consider to be your second family? Take the tradition and experience it in your own way. In any case, it’s all about tradition.