Tour de France 2013

Tete de la CourseSunday was the French national holiday Bastille Day, more excitingly for Dan and I it was also the day the Tour de France ended with a Mont Ventoux summit finish!  Luckily Ventoux is only about 40 minutes away from us (although I have feeling we would have gone even if it was three hours away).  It was the longest stage of the Tour at 242.5km, which meant that by the time the riders reached us it was about 4pm and in the mid-30 degrees.  When the Tour passed by Chavanel was at the tete de la course (above) and every French person was very excited as it would have been the first 2013 stage win for a French man …and on Bastille Day too.  By the time I collasped in front of the TV however Chris Froome (below in yellow somewhere in the middle of the Peleton) had blitzed past him and claimed his second victory.Froome

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