Philippa York and French expectations for the Tour de France


It’s been 35 years since a French rider stood on the top step of the podium in Paris, and it’s been a very long time for a country that sees the Tour de France not only as a cycling race but as a representation of all that is good in France. .The race is more than a showcase that says “look at how beautiful our country is”. He is so coveted, followed and respected that they don’t even have to say where he is, as he is simply known as “The Tower”. The French like to be important.


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