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... and closed. There is one small chance - a gap between the river and the palisade fencing. Monsieur leaps across the gap, grabs the fencing and hauls himself onto the pavement by the road. He then beckons to me to follow - "you must be bloody joking" I say, and run off in the opposite direction. Madam agrees with me!
Monsieur sees hope, une belle fille by the side of the chateaux and tries to explain "Bonjour madamoiselle, voulez vous aides moi, nous sommes ...
Somewhere, a blog reviewed the top ten attractions in France, and at No. 1 was the town of Besancon. Ranked higher than the Eiffel Tower, than Versailles, than the chateaus of the Loire. This must be one cracker of a place. We looked forward to our day off in Besancon; that is, a day off from watching the Tour, cycling, or any other taxing activity.
It became obvious fairly quickly that the blog had been written by an undercover agent for the Besancon Tourist Bureau.
... day strolling the streets of old Besancon and visiting the military cantonment or Citadel which sits atop the hill at the heart of the old city. Like most French cities of the 17th and 18th Century, the old town is characterised by narrow streets and lanes flanked by three of four story buildings; shutter and wrought iron railings against full-length windows and chateau-style roofs mark the scene ...
... br> The locals went nuts for their French riders, Montfort, Voekler, Pinot, Chavanel, to name a few. We watched in disbelief as Wiggins ate into Cadel’s time, and as Cadel came past, we shouted encouragement, but he would still lose 1:43 to Wiggins at the end of the day’s stage. Wiggins was riding a phenomenal time trial – a ride that may well have won him the Tour de France.
All in all, a fantastic Tour de France experience!
Our twelfth day y in France. No riding - watching the TdF time trial - perhaps the stage where Wiggans won the tour?
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· Cumulative metres and distance for the trip: 12,100m and 440km.
We drove to a village called Boussieres about half way along the time trial ...