Watching the Tour de France in Provence
We are so lucky, living where we do, as the roads around us are often used for professional cycle races, including the Tour de France.
Since buying the house here, it has passed close by twice, and we have taken every opportunity to watch the professional riders race along some of our favourite roads.
In 2016, I grabbed the chance to watch The Tour finish on the iconic Mont Ventoux whilst the boys were still on their cycle ride from Dartmoor to Sete. Unfortunately, it was the year that incredibly high winds scuppered the highly anticipated summit finish. So instead of heading up onto the bends towards the summit, I spent the day at Chalet Reynard rather under-dressed for the chilly, unseasonal weather! Continue reading here to see Julie’s photos of this exciting finish on Mont Ventoux.
2021 Tour de France
It starts on Saturday, June 26, in Brittany and ends on Sunday, July 18th in Paris.
There should be plenty of excitement for the 108th running of this elite cycling event. Watch for the double climb of Mûr-de-Bretagne in stage 2 of the race. Ten days later, the riders will show the rest of us how to climb the slopes of Mont Ventoux – the Giant of Provence – twice! Here is the route: