|Tours, France. Stage 13, Tour de France 2013. Photo M. Favre©|
Some very good friends, who happen to be BIG fans of the Tour de France, invited me to join them on a motoring trip following the riders and route of the 2013 Tour. I met up midway through their itinerary in Tours, France in time to see the finish of Stage 12.
The morning of Stage 13, Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, the Bicycling magazine crew was having a breakfast strategy meeting in the small dining area of our hotel! Our strategy for the day was to catch some swag from the Caravan and walk around the pre-race staging area in Tours where each team's bus, bikes and support vehicles were on display. I took a lot of pictures of bikes but my favorite shot that day was of a rider who stopped to give young fans his autograph. Later we watched the slow roll out of the start of the stage.
|Team Saxo-Tinkoff bikes. #91- Alberto Contador. Photo by M. Favre©|
|Team Cannondale bikes. #11 Peter Sagan- Winner of Green Jersey.|
Photo M. Favre©
|Extra Pinarello Dogma bikes. Team SKY. Photo M. Favre©|
|Lampre- Merida rider #148 Niemiec Przemyslaw stops pre-race to sign autograph. Photo M. Favre©|
|Stage 14, Tour de France 2013. Photo M. Favre©|
|Peter Sagan leads Stage 14 on Col de Madeleine. Photo M. Favre©|
|Watching TV broadcast of the finish on Col de Madeleine (28k up Mount Ventoux) |
on battery powered computer via dish! Vive le Tour!
Photo M. Favre©
|Market Day in Lyon, France. Photo M. Favre©|
|Old Postcard of Chateau Rosans.|
|Chateau Rosans, 2013. Photo M.Favre©|
|Breakfast at Chateau Rosans. Photo M. Favre©|
|Caravan of le Tour de France 2013 enters the Louvre. Photo M. Favre©|
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