I am sure you already are deep into it, but for those of you who are behind the curve, the 2019 Tour de France is underway.
In my distant youth I did a little cycling, so I have a taste for this already. A real draw for me each day, however, is the marvelous video coverage. There are spectacular ground and aerial shots of the scenery. The announcers and commentators are well prepped for the landmarks along the way, with good descriptions of the churches and chateaux, history and geography.
I record the coverage each day and skip commercials. At certain points in the recording the commercials rather pile up so that toward they end they can run without them.
Today they cycled from Reims, with its amazing cathedral, to Nancy (213.5km – 132.7m).
So, anyone interested in some Tour Talk, chime in.
Team? Individuals? I rather like Team Astana because they are from Kazakhstan, as is one of my favorite bishops. Ineos looks good also for “Say the Black, Do the Red” reasons.
BTW… that would be an officially Very Cool ham radio special event – transmit from the route of the Tour.
Today there was a visit to Chateau Ruinart, 300 yr old producer of champagne.