Last pictures of the tour (I promise)

I think I took so many pictures as it was just such a surreal sight.  Our road that sometimes has more horses than cars in a day, was packed with hundreds of people from all over the world and a  TV camera platform streaming it all live to the world.  The roads around the village that normally have people strolling along them and kids going to school was lined both sides with thousands of people and a massive 2-truck timing station and live satellite feed. Plus I really liked the fact that you can just stand there at the side of the road – as close as you dare-  knowing that a Gendarme on a motorcycle precedes every rider and at least two cars are following each one – and the cars tend to be a bit wider than the bikes – so one best pay attention.

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