The Tour In Ten Songs


The Tour the France of 2016 in ten songs? It is a challenge, but these ten songs are in some kind of way related to the Tour of this year.

Remember the first stage? Three weeks before today, the race was on. Or in other words: “the boys were back in town”. [By: Thin Lizzy]

Cycling - The Tour de France cycling race - Stage 1 from Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Let the sprinting begin. “Hey ho, let’s go!”, Mark Cavendish must have thought. He took four sprint stages in this year’s Tour de France. [By: The Ramones]

07-07-2016 Tour De France; Tappa 06 Arpajon Sur Cere - Montauban; 2016, Dimension Data; 2016, Fortuneo - Vital Concept; 2016, Etixx - Quick Step; Cavendish, Mark; Mc Lay, Daniel; Kittel, Marcel; Montauban;

And then we went off to the mountains. Finally, some mountains! Really, we could not wait? It almost drove us crazy… [By: Britney Spears]

Pyrenees TDWsport

The first attack in the mountains came from Froome. Because he felt good. And if you are feeling good, well, you just have to attack. So good… [By: James Brown]

Froomey

Rain? There was quite some rain in this Tour de France. Are you kidding me? There was more rain than ever. Some riders did not seem to be bothered though. Riders like Tom Dumoulin, for example. Let the rain just fall down. [By: Kane]

10-07-2016 Tour De France; Tappa 09 Vielha - Andorra Arcalis; 2016, Giant-alpecin; Dumoulin, Tom;

And suddenly there was a crash. Froome without a bike! Running to the finish. There’s only one song that fits that scene. [By: Kate Bush]

Cycling - Tour de France cycling race - Stage 12 from Montpellier to Chalet-Reynard

There are no words for what happened in Nice. There was a minute of silence for all people involved. A minute of complete silence. [By: Simon & Garfunkel]

Tour de France together

And the boy became a man! Three stage wins and the green jersey for Tarzan, I mean, Peter Sagan. What a legend. [By: Phil Collins]

18-07-2016 Tour De France; Tappa 16 Moirans En Montagne - Bern; 2016, Tinkoff; Sagan, Peter; Bern;

The French people thought it would never happen, but it did! Romain Bardet won a stage and becomes second in this year’s Tour de France. Here comes the sun after all. [By: The Beatles]

bardet wins le tour

This man is the winner though. It is all yellow for Chris Froome. Again. For three years in a row now. [By: Coldplay]

Tour de France 2016 - 22/07/2016 - Etape 19 - Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc (146 km) - FROOME Christopher (TEAM SKY) - Maillot Jaune

Copyright photos: steephill.tv / Sirotti / Reuters /
ASO / Flockton / Tim De Waele

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