- Jul. 16, 2013
- Tour de France Stage 16, Vaison La Romaine to Gap
Blame an attractive high school French teacher and early exposure to the films of Francois Truffaut for Matt Walsh’s francophile tendencies. Then later came bike racing and watching the grandest race of all, the Tour de France. So as a freelance writer, there’s pretty much no place he’d rather be than in France on the race routes of Le Tour. It’s always an adventure that goes full-gas.
Here we are already at stage 16 from the postcard beautiful Vaison La Romaine to Gap, a “lumpy” stage made for breakaways. That’s if you’ve still got two functioning legs.
Who might win that stage was not the first thing on my mind this morning—besides the need for coffee. It was, can I stay in the artisan town of Apt for the rest of my life? How much would I have to raise my kids’ allowance to get them to green-light my crazy plan?
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