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Ian Austen
Now hail is falling at the Tour de France finish line
An electrical storm underway at the mountaintop finish of the Tour. I hope the press tent's steel frame is grounded
Contador and many others are using mechanical, rather than slightly heavier electronic, shifting in the mountains
The café at Biert about two hours before the arrival of the Tour de France.
On today's final Tour de France climb--before the storm. Crowds were relatively small.
Restaurant, overrun by TdF followers, ran out of beer glasses. Came up with this peculiar solution.
Joaquim Rodriguez's saddle at the Tour de France
For about a decade this dog near my TdF hotel has spent its days on the road yielding to no person or vehicle
View from the Hotel les Bains de Secours, one of my favorite TdF stops. I'll be in an Ibis Budget again soon enough
Some unusual traffic on the descent from today's Tour stage
The final turn to the finish of today's Tour de France stage in La Pierre Saint Martin.
Just after the pre-Bastille Day partiers leave, a French TV crew puts up the set for its pre Tour show in Pau
Even after allowing that Pau is in the heart of France's rugby country, this shop seems unsustainable.
For those who don't have to race up them starting tomorrow, the Pyrenées provide a scenic view in Pau
The Sky Motorhomes are at the Tour. No Froome inside, just team directors.
Here's the response from France to Canadian stereotypes of the French.
Winning formula? BMC removes bottle cages before short TTT at the Tour de France
It's not just amateur races, serious last second fiddling at the Tour de France TTT
One of Vino's sons assists at TTT
Another part of Vannes the Tour riders will pass today but not see.
The former laundry of Vannes. The wall at the right was used for drying, the Tour's TTT course is above it.
France had a stage win at the Tour on Sat., but here are two reminders of the days when it expected much more
James Startt, my Tour travel companion, has his Breton lunch
Bobet water tower along today's Tour route in Brittany
The Tour de France mascot gets his head back for the day in Rennes




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