These scribbles were not considered sufficiently political or sufficiently related to Macron to be complemented with orange paint by race officials, who scour the route in search of profanity before the peloton arrives.Wolves were common in France before almost dying in the 1930s, then experiencing a resurgence in the decade before the turn of the millennium. Although there are only about 400 in the whole country, they slaughter cattle is a particular irritant for farmers, despite the state reimbursing them well above the market rate for their animals. .
This sort of irrational protest fits perfectly into the illogical nature of the Tour de France.
Other banners along the route cry out for the success of Thibaut Pinot and Julian Alaphilippe, the generous repetition of their name in chalk weighs them down on the road as it is supposed to uplift them. Pinot falls to the back of the pack and when French television takes a commercial break, the first advertisement is for back pain medication.
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Passing past the fans, of whom there are a lot less than normal years, the demographics are older, as if ASO has transported a whole bunch of retirees, to North Korea, to show how much the Tour de France has to to make a beautiful and sumptuous harvest. offer!
Really, it is because of “La Rentrée”, what the French are calling for their children to be sent back to school. At the start of the seventh stage, they watched from behind the bars of the playing field the passage of the publicity caravan, shouting the brand names of laundry detergent and instant coffee so repulsive that the brand must surely make a net waste of its effort to marketing.
In the dying embers of summer, it is therefore those who will soon slip from their deadly reel who cheer the peloton forward, in front of the sunflowers which are also packing their bags. One of the best moments of the Tour is when the motorcycle’s camera stops to film the peloton whistling past a field of pristine sunflowers. Not this year. A few months after July, they are all dried and golden, heads tilted and crunchy. They will soon be cut, ready to be turned into oil. The Tour can only keep the same.
Time has held up so far since our departure from the Côte d’Azur. The sky so clear that the moon can be spotted in the sky almost every day. Since Julian Alaphilippe had his lead killed by the rules, Adam Yates and Primož Roglič have hardly been the most passionate yellow jersey holders, which makes the hard work it took to claim it more impressive in the fact that ‘he hardly moves them. and more still begs the question, what in the world could?
Sam Bennett’s screams after he finally clinched his very first Tour stage victory restored some balance, giving the race the meaning it deserves. Maybe that’s what the riders also meant when they described Stage 10 as the “proper” Tour opening stop for this year’s race.
The angst of the 500 roundabout route to La Rochelle was preceded by more nerves from the rest day coronavirus test. But it turned out that all runners had to worry about on their day off was Egan Bernal’s job with a set of mowers.
With all riders believed to be virus-free, the last rider to test positive on the Tour is still Frank Schleck in 2012. Although four members of the team’s support staff were quickly escorted out of the scene, out of sight and out of mind, while Tour director Christian Prudhomme was also offered as a sacrificial lamb, before quickly promising to be back in a week. Who would want to miss all of this?