Tour de France 2014: Stage 16 – Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon

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Bonjour! Stage16 was the first day in the Pyrenees. The sun shone, the road rose high and the riders descended at breakneck speeds. Australian rider, Mick Rogers won his first stage after ten years of taking part in the Tour. Absolutely … Continue reading

Tour de France 2014: Stage 15 – Tallard to Nîmes

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Bonjour! Stage15 was a long stage leaving the Alps and heading through the south of France towards the Pyrenees. The course passed through classic French countryside, but with crosswinds and storms at times, it was still a challenge for the … Continue reading

Tour de France 2014: Stage 14 – Grenoble to Risoul

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Bonjour! Stage14 continued in the Alps in a hard day’s climbing and an engrossing day’s racing.  The skies promised rain but didn’t deliver – instead riders worked hard in the sun. The race saw great performances from the AG2R team, Vincenzo … Continue reading

Tour de France 2014: Stage 13 – Saint-Étienne to Chamrousse

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Bonjour! Stage13 arrived in the Alps and passed through the city of Grenoble. Spectacular scenery, including the still snowy and very white, Mont Blanc. This was another hard stage with more riders abandoning or falling back. Steering a very confident … Continue reading

Tour de France 2014: Stage 12 – Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Étienne

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Bonjour! Stage12 continued the theme begun on Stage 11, hot sunshine, rolling countryside and beautiful chateaux. The announcement came that Andrew Talansky joined 4 other team leaders in retirement, but the race pressed on. French fans enjoying the progress of riders Cyril … Continue reading