I noticed another cup or (some kind of container)with something in it being hurled in Froome's direction. I know some spectators think they are helping by splashing water over the riders, but I can't help thinking this may have been another urine specimen.... Did anyone else notice this near the top of L'Alpe d'Huez?
Yes, those "idiots" are the bain of my Le Tour watching. I'm not talking about those dressed in penguin suits, Pink Panther outfits and of course The Devil! I only spotted him once at the very start of Le Tour. I can't stand the idiot that runs for 10 meters next to the poor bike rider, screaming encouragement. For Pity's sake, the chap on the bike needs space to think his next move! Of course, patting or slapping the bike rider is even more invasive and I love it when an 'idiot' is pulled roughly aside by the scruff of his neck!
I admire Chris Froomes's honesty in admitting he was physically challenged somewhat on L'Alpe d'Huez and that it was the battle of his life.
Well very soon I hope to enjoy the Champs Eysees - a VERY lovely avenue.
It's too bad it's raining in Paris today. The last stage will surely be more complicated due to the wet roads. Watching from Florida is personally surreal, since it was just over a week ago that I was traveling the streets shown via our television coverage. I continue to be thankful I was able to see section five of the tour, and grateful to my host for coordinating the day.
This morning I stayed in bed until NOS Journal finished it's final broadcast of behind the scenes in this year's Tour. And what a wonderful end to one of the more interesting Tour de France. I had a tug at my heart-strings as I hung on every word Christpher Froome spoke in his podium speech. Those words could only come from a gentleman of note. Well done Froomie. See you next year!
Am I correct in thinking we have until mid-October before all stages of the 2016 Tour are announced? In 2008, I was near the the Stage 8 route just days before they went through, and have regretted I was unable to stay and see a bit of the race that year.
The announcement of the route will be made on October 20th. A few details have been announced, though. The Tour will start from Mont Saint Michel on July 2nd and end at Utah Beach. July 3rd is Saint Lô to Cherbourg, and July 4th will leave from Granville... to somewhere. The only other detail known is that the Tour will arrive in Andorra on the 17th or 18th followed by a rest day and then on the 19th or 20th, there will be a departure from Andorra.