I haven’t really been following the Tour de France this year – in fact I haven’t really followed it since Channel 4 stopped showing it and it became unavailable on the common or garden TV channels. And no, before you ask, Freeview hasn’t reached Essex yet.
I did however manage to catch some highlights in black and white late last night. What a splendid event the Tour de France is. It was I think the main inspiration for my own brief cycle racing career (ahem) about which I can talk happily if persuaded.
You can follow the Tour de France online via the official site, but probably more useful are blogs such at the TDFblog. I also came accross this picture (before) and this one (after) showing the perils of running alongside the riders in the mountain stages. Don’t do it people!