Tag Archive: cycling

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 19 Saint Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire Les Sybelles.

We made it through the night, woken after a short nap by excited middle-aged French men setting up their camp next to us. Unlike us, they’d (already started drinking) calculated exactly 1km out… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015: Stage 18 Gap to Saint-Jean de Maurienne.

On Thursday morning we pack our bags at 4am ahead of two adventurous days living out of our Ford Fiesta in the mountains. Ben drove the four hours of winding, fog heavy roads… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 17: Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup.

After our day of rest it was time to prove our preparation had not gone to waste. We left our accommodation at 6am via a baguette and croissant stop to drive to the start… Continue reading

Le Tour de France 2015 Stage 16: Bourg-de-Péage to Gap

After years of dedicated 2am watching from my couch, bed and Bar domestique huddled around a tiny computer toggling between SBS’s tour tracker, the docile tones of Phil Liggett and playing Keeno – Twitter’s… Continue reading

2am coffee breaks, early morning bike rides and tired eyes – It must be Le tour de France.

Tired eyes return to Melbourne mornings in July as avid cyclists and amateurs hover over their television screens with baited breathe for three weeks of sleep deprivation, caffeine driven work days and trips… Continue reading