Hoo Noo, my favourite tdf stage, and one of my best holidays ever, going there to watch it. We were there for 2 weeks, before and after, it was amazing watching the place go from very quiet, to packed and then back to quiet again. I can't remember if it was 98 or 99, the year the winner nearly got taken down by a shopping bag anyway. Rode the climb on a rented bike, ran out of gears within 2 hairpins, did it in 2 hours 07 mins !!!!
walked around watching the mechanics, spoke to Phil Liggett, great holiday. Sat in a cafe just before the tunnel watching it on TV and having grand bieres, then outside for the caravane and then the race. Hit in the eye with a sausage.
Anyway, in with the schelcks again, but will Contador have steak and testosterone patches.