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Take Me Back to Montluçon

Stage 22, Montluçon to Paris, a long, flat stage - supposedly ceremonial

ChaptersLunch in the Heart of France (Almost)Twenty MenA Warm Welcome for WalkoClassement Lunch In The Heart of France (Almost) Bruère-Allichamps is the very heart of France. Its geographical centre. Like many towns of the region, it is a drive-through town. A place you stop if you’re unfortunate enough to run out of petrol, or if […]

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The Revival of Charly Gaul, and the Man Who Wasn't There

Stage 17, Gap to Turin, including the climbs of the Izoard, Mont Génèvre and Sestriere.

Chapters Welcome to IzoardLe Jeune VieuxThe Man Who Wasn’t ThereClassement Soundtrack La quete, Jacques Brel “The Tour de France is over. Now we’ve got a Six Day race…” Roger Hassenforder Welcome to Izoard Roger Hassenforder is not often quoted as a Tour de France sage. More of a goon, even though 1956 is proving to […]

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Operation Lose The Yellow Jersey

Stage 10, Bordeaux to Bayonne, undulating but mostly flat ahead of the Pyrenees stages

ChaptersHard Men In The RainBienvenue chez les DarrigadeNo Fairytale in BayonneClassement SoundtrackL’Orage, Georges Brassens Hard Men In The Rain 201km to cover, and the weather has turned. Bordeaux is wet, and every rider bar one is wearing their transparent rain jackets. That rider is the Breton tricolore Francois Mahé. The man from Morbihan isn’t even […]

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Hassen-le-Magnifique

Stage 9 - La Rochelle to Bordeaux, undulating but mostly a flat, preparatory stage ahead of the rest day and the Pyrenees

ChaptersYellow, Not WalkowiakA Dutch EscapeHassen AttacksBobet and GemClassement SoundtrackLa Mauvaise Reputation, Georges Brassens Yellow, Not Walkowiak There’s the yellow jersey! Look – it’s the yellow jersey! The peloton rolls out of La Rochelle and still hardly anybody knows the name of Roger Walkowiak. Or at least, hardly anyone can pronounce Walkowiak. Still, he’s just keeping […]

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The Water Carrier, The Saviour, and The Protector

Stage 7, Lorient to Angers, 242km mostly flat and a day for the breakaway as the Tour heads south-east

Chapters Dreams of YellowDarrigade’s Nightmare ScenarioVirtual YellowThe Long WaitYou’ll Have To Lose That JerseyClassement Dreams of Yellow Has any Tour been approached at such a furious pace? The riders, heading east into the Loire valley today, may be forgiven for taking today’s stage at a slightly slower speed. The sun is shining, there’s barely a […]

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