Squadra di Vecchi Tori

Transfer day by kiwicyclist
July 20, 2011, 6:43 am
Filed under: Rides

Busy day of travel today from a rain soaked Avignon across and into the Alps via Gap where we stopped mid morning to catch the stage finish.

Not a whole lot to report on today as it was a non riding day for us. Interesting however to wander around the finish area and media compound. We spotted Matt Keenan setting up in the commentary booth and bumped into Phil Anderson’s tour group sheltering in the rain while we were hunting for umbrellas and warm clothing in a huge kmart type store.
We managed to watch a fair bit of the stage over lunch in chain restaurant called “flunch”. Funnily enough it did not stock meals called flandwiches served by flaitresses although I was highly tempted to ask.
I had a savory crepe which consisted of ham,cheese and an egg lightly grilled called a “complete” which was delicious.
We caught the final move of the race at the barriers at 450 meters to the finish with Thor sitting at 3rd wheel looking poised for the win. Cadel came through not long after and looked very strong – a good sign for the next few days.
We arrived lateish into Sierre Chevalier and have some big HC climbs planned for the next few days.
The Alps look huge from the valley we are in and there is a fair amount of snow on the peaks. It promises to be an interesting couple of days.



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