We enter the last couple of days in the Tour de France. It did fly by. We can call Peter Sagan the king of the Tour already, with his three stage wins and his twinkling eyes. And will he or will he not? Will Chris Froome win another Tour de France? Or is that little Colombian guy up to something? Or maybe Mollema? That is future talk, but a lot happened in the lives of the riders in the second week of the Tour de France. Here is an update from all the past events.
You wake up, you look out of your window and you see… this? Louis Meintjes saw it when he looked out of his window in his hotel room.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Take a look at the riders from Team Direct Energie eating their breakfast before the hard stage to the Mont Ventoux. Thomas Voeckler and Sylvain Chavanel can even smile, although some of the other riders can’t. Probably afraid of the upcoming stage…
Then again, you haven’t seen the breakfast table of Team Cofidis. Oh my… if you can eat all that, for sure you can climb up a mountain!
And after a long day out there on the bike, riders want to sleep. So, what do you do with matresses you don’t need? Albert Timmer and Warren Barguil of Team Giant-Alpecin knew what to do with them. They used them as curtains. I think they slept like a baby that night.
Hello, I’m Tony. I have been in the breakaway all day long and look at me. I am not in pain, I feel fine. You know what, shall we do this again? What do you say, Julian? Julian?
Answer of Julian Alaphilippe seems clear to me. That is definitely a ‘no’.
Mathew Hayman decided to shave his hair on the final rest day. Just to look fancy in the last days of the Tour de France. But the man who will do the shaving is Dan Jones (the man behind all the backstage passes). So if we’ll spot Hayman in the next few days without any hair, we know who is responsible for that.
Marcus Burghardt says thanks to the organisation for putting the BMC Racing Team in such a nice hotel with such a nice view. I wouldn’t complain either.
Coffee stop for the Tinkoff boys on the rest day! Lovely.
There will be one more ‘Tour Life’ update here on the Ride On! blog, because we don’t want to miss out on the life of the riders in the Tour de France.