The Long and (not) Winding RoadThis year's Tour De France has many beautiful and wonderful stages meandering through fantastic scenery. And this one. At 134 miles, it was a long stage and despite the lack of classified climbs, it undulated up and down 5,500 feet over its length - but it was the straightness of the road that was amazing - disappearing 5, 10km into the distance. I think everybody found it a trial and was glad to arrive.
The road goes south-east
I was in a quite a large group for most of the day - the second group on the road. It consisted of several people who should be in such a group (such as me - provided it was a flat day), plus quite a number of the fastest riders who just couldn't be bothered to ride hard today.
From Left to right (click the picture to enlarge): Slyvain, Jamie, Elton, John, Doc Col, Gareth, Matt, Tim, Paul, Simon, Larry, Chris, Phil, Sean, me and Luke.
Incidentally I gave a brief talk to everybody last night about Chiltern Lighthouse Mentoring which seemed to be well receieved. I think many of the guys would make great mentors, but there aren't many charities like ours around. Food for Thought.
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