Tour de France 2013: Stage 7 – Montpellier to Albi

Bonjour! Southern stage takes the riders inland towards the Pyrenees. Agricultural landscapes contrast with Stage 6’s more industrial scenery. Essentially another stage for sprinters but the hills begin to test in readiness for the Pyrenees. Team Cannondale dominated the stage. Finally a great win for the big man in green, Peter Sagan. Here are my drawings:

Tour de France 2013: Stage 6 – Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier

Bonjour! Another sprinters stage through the flatter landscape of Provence. Still the odd mountain and castle though, but much for the riders to contend with in the form of crosswinds courtesy of the Mistral. A fast end to the race, with a great win for Greipel. Here are my drawings:

Tour de France 2013: Stage 5 – Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseilles

Bonjour! Welcome to Provence! A very long stage through the region, through pretty villages, woodland, quiet lakes and rivers. What a treat? A great stage as well, with opportunities for the sprinters, culminating in an explosive shot over the line by Mark Cavendish. Bravo! Here are my drawings: