Stage 11 – Tour de France completed
Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse is fast, very fast. For the Pros it will be a big day for the refreshed sprinters coming off the rest day. Just 2,000 meters of climbing over gentle rolling hills and only 167km to travel, the pros will fly.
For me it was another recovery type day riding with our new lead rider Pete from the Dolomite’s and guest rider Jan from Switzerland. It was a day getting to know each others riding style and easing into the swing of riding long distances together.
It was great catching up with the Team Internationelles and pedaling a few ks with them. What a fantastic group doing an awesome job.
Television coverage for Stage 11 will be filled with bright beautiful colours of rolling hills covered in sunflowers, just magical. One excited farmer has cut his crop in such a way as to leave a “green jersey” come “yellow jersey” depending upon the angle the flowers are facing, very cleaver.
The 209km Stage 12 tomorrow, see attached profile picture, will take us into the Pyrenees and two Cat 1 climbs. It will be a long day with lots of elevation gain but I’m so looking forward to riding through my all time favourite village of Luchon.