- Jul. 6, 2013
- Road, No Road - Stage 8 at the Tour de France
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.
The adventure is being on the road but today the road ended before I expected.
I drove the Hors Course itinerary—which means you basically jump on the freeway to get to the finish and you’re never on the smaller, more beautiful roads that the riders race on. However, I wanted to make sure I got to stage eight’s summit finish of Ax 3 Domaines and the roads close fast.
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