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Friday November 3, 2006
Tour de France route selection is based on various criteria – some we know and some we can only guess at - but in addition to geographically moving the race around the country, the parcours are also influenced by towns and regions with the deepest pockets... Every mayor of every town in France knows full well that ‘une grande’ check is often the best way to entice le Grande Boucle into your corner of France each summer.
Thursday October 26, 2006
The parcours for the 2007 Grande Boucle were announced today in Paris, and PEZ was knee-deep in ‘le hoopla’ in a room light on active pros, but well-stocked with former cycling stars who joined the festivities. We know the fight against dopers is far from over, but the mood was one of excitement none-the-less – it’s still the greatest bike race in the world…