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Tour de France 2019: Stage 1 – Brussels to Brussels

Bonjour!  I have found the first week of this year’s Tour incredible, with exciting racing, twists and turns of fortune, the Yellow Jersey moving from one back to another. It’s been a great event so far. I am able now to post my pictures from each stage – even though I will be in the Lantern Rouge slot – I don’t mind – I have enjoyed the race as a fan which has been great. This year’s Tour de France paid homage to Eddie Merckx by holding the first two stages in Belgium – Brussels to be precise.  Merckx took…

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Tour de France 2019 – Excited!

Bonjour! It’s July, it’s Tour time! Three weeks of absorbing racing through some of the finest scenery you’ll ever see. There will be crowds and flags and great spectacle along the way. The race begins in Brussels to mark the 50th Anniversary of the first win of Eddie Merckx, one of cycling’s greatest racers. It also marks one hundred years since the first award of arguably the most famous sporting trophies, the Yellow Jersey. It was first won by Eugene Christophe in 1919, who will wear it and eventually win it this year? It will be a great adventure finding…