After the recent spate of Quest Molesting, in the course of which I learned that Trail Questers aren't the fluffy Trackster-wearing bunch of old duffers I'd always assumed, but finely honed and massively competitive athletes ready to give anyone a good kicking at a moment's notice, I found myself wondering which would be harder, doing a Trail Quest or competing in the Tour de France?
I realise that Lance has probably never done a Trail Quest and almost certainly hasn't competed against Graham, but theoretically would he, let alone a humble Tour journeyman, be able to hold Graham's wheel for three hours over the course of a Trail Quest? More pertinently, would Lance and his pampered fellow pros be able to find their way to the next checkpoint in the event of Graham dropping them on a hill.
I know some of you will think this ridiculous and assume that they simply wouldn't be able to keep up, but but I reckon one or two would be in with a fighting chance given a bit of luck.
And what about the reverse scenario, would Lance or Contador be able to stay with Graham or the Faff person on the Galibier or the Onetwo? And what would the effect of wearing Tracksters be on an elite road racer?
So what does STW reckon? Which is harder, a Trail Quest or the Tour de France? Please try to keep your replies sensible, I don't want this turning into another us and them Quest molesting scenario.