Cycle 2-21 stages of the Tour de France route in 2016

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Stage 8 – Rennes to Mur de Bretagne

Today’s chat was all about the Mur de Bretagne - and as this 'Wall' came right at the very end of the day, it provided a lurking presence and ultimately a sting in the tale. For our strongest riders, today was another medi

Stage 7 – Livarot to Fougeres

For our new arrivals, today was a chunky ride of over 118 miles. That's not exactly a gentle introduction! Some reported it to be their toughest day on a bike, ever. But we had a mix of rain and sun, still with high temperat

Stage 6 – Abbeville to Le Havre

After the blistering heat of yesterday it won't surprise you to know that no one really complained about the rain today. All that mattered was that today was cooler - much cooler - and for that we are grateful. Likewise,

Stage 5 – Arras to Amiens

Scorchio! No seriously ... you think it's hot on the tube? It's nothing compared to cycling on the roads of France today. One rider clocked 42 [caption id="attachment_10522" align="alignright" width="300"] Memorials[/capt

Stage 4 – Seraing to Cambrai

We're really getting our teeth stuck into the tour now. Today was a big one - the biggest in fact, in terms of distance at least, at 224km (plus a few extra caused by tour tarmac-laying road closures). With 7 sections of

Stage 3 – Anvers to Huy

We put Holland behind us today and headed for Belgium, saying goodbye to our rather lovely beach-front hotel (better not get too used to that level of luxury!). While the pros do all their transfers in the evening after the

Stage 2 – Utrecht to Zeeland

And we're off! With the sun shining (again) and a spring in our step, we hit the ever-present cycle paths of Holland for our first 'proper' stage. The first 25km or so we were lucky enough to be joined by over 14,000 Utrecht

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