As I do each year, I’ve been watching the Tour de France. When I was young, I did a bit of riding myself. The coverage is technically amazing and the scenery along the way is beautiful. It’s like a brief daily vacation around different regions of France. They show the landscapes, chateaux and churches along the way and talk about their history.
Yesterday’s leg, Stage 7, resolved in Chartres. One of the aerial shots showed the cathedral at the moment when a figure was crossing the street and I am quite sure he was in a cassock. My screen has pretty good resolution. Hard to tell, but I’m pretty sure. I watched it several times.
On Sunday the riders hit the cobblestones. There’s even a WSJ story about it. It should be interesting.