Team Work and a Tour de Force

Team Work and a Tour de Force

One of my favourite things to do every summer is to watch the Tour de France.   Not just on the television but to be able to stand at the sides of the roads in the scorching heat of Southwest France and cheer on the peloton (main group of cyclists) in person.   And this summer was no different. Like many of the locals and tourists we set off early to find the best spot and waited and waited and waited.   First comes the Caravan showering individuals at the roadside with free gifts, hats, bags, sweets, and much, much more, promptly followed by a few peloton lead support cars, closely followed by numerous Gendarmerie on their motorbikes.  And then everything goes quiet.   And the waiting recommences. Finally, the helicopters start circling overhead (this is always the giveaway that the peloton is coming) and the excitement starts again and then within a few seconds the peloton whizzes by before your eyes. But, that's not the end...
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