It is hard to imagine the size and scope of the organization and logistics of the Tour de France, but it is huge. As this massive race travels around France, the event affects all the towns and people in its path. There is literally a palpable wave of energy and excitement that gets pushed out in front and to the sides as the Tour passes through. This year we were able to get out in front and catch this wave on a couple of occasions and, man, it was good!
|Stage 17 profile - Surf's up!|
|First Category 1 Climb of the Day|
|Top of the HC climb - Epic day in the Pyrenees|
|a very cool day on the bike|
|Start of Stage 17 of the Tour de France|
The following day we were able to see the real stage 17 depart and then head back up into the mountains to cheer on the riders as they rode the exact same course as we had done the day before! It was an epic couple of days.
|Watching the race on the same stage we rode the day before|
This is Bill and Liam signing out!
Strava Profile for the Stage 17 ride. Liam was at least 10 minutes faster on the Porte de Bales!