Tag: Tour de France 2017

One from the Vaults: Reflections on the Tour de France 2017

As the 2021 Tour de France draws to a close this weekend, I revisit a post that I wrote about the Tour in 2017. There’s always a sense of loss the week after the Tour finishes. You have months of anticipation and speculation, three… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Reflections on the Tour de France 2017”

Reflections on the Tour de France 2017

There’s always a sense of loss the week after the Tour finishes. You have months of anticipation and speculation, three weeks of enthralling racing – yes, even the snooze fests – and then it finishes in a blaze of glory on the Champs Elysees.… Continue Reading “Reflections on the Tour de France 2017”

Things my beloved says: I could do that!

We were watching the magnificent Classical Concert from the Eiffel Tour on Bastille Day,  Le Concert de Paris, featuring the great and the good from the world of classical music playing and singing a selection of Greatest Hits Arias. This is the world’s largest outdoor… Continue Reading “Things my beloved says: I could do that!”

Postcard from Maastricht

Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in Holland which is evident as soon as you stroll through its historic inner city. Churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and big squares merge seamlessly with a comprehensive and varied range of shops, bars and restaurants. Not… Continue Reading “Postcard from Maastricht”

Pre-Tour chat with Trek-Segafredo’s Haimar Zubeldia

Typically I’ll make a point of talking to riders participating in their first ever grand tour, or their first Tour de France, because their slightly nervous excitement and sense of adventure is intoxicating. This time though I thought I’d head for the opposite end… Continue Reading “Pre-Tour chat with Trek-Segafredo’s Haimar Zubeldia”

Postcard from Duesseldorf

We were packed and ready to walk out the door, Christophe our friendly taxi driver was waiting downstairs, when my beloved suddenly remembered that he hadn’t checked in for his evening flight to Bradford. Like last year, when we drove to Le Grand Depart… Continue Reading “Postcard from Duesseldorf”