I'm not convinced team cycling is "Chess on wheels" but it does make fore good viewing. I've been watching the early stages of the Tour de France before I fall asleep, and this year it looks like a wide open event. Tonight the challenge seems to be about who can stay on their bike (at least three crashes so far). This may be a little bit of cycling 'darwinism' at work, but it at least one case it looks like simple bad luck.
My only wish (and this is where cycling is like chess), is that the gap between the leaders going into the final stage is so close at the ride into Paris is a real race, rather than the procession it usually becomes.