The Tour de France will zoom past this roundabout later this afternoon, on its way to the Champs-Elysées. I went there to take pictures of the surroundings and the signs this morning. Some people were already in place, some having a late breakfast in an empty car park close by, a few cars were parked by the roadside. Nothing exciting.
The last day is not exciting, unless you are on the Champs-Elysées. In the countryside close to Paris, the peloton huddle together, as they always do on that day. What you see is a sea of bikes, a tiny yellow spot in the middle, if you’re lucky. They play safe, saving the hard work for the very last mile, on the Champs-Elysées. And this year, they are already announcing the winner’s name on the radio, as if it were a fact. Of course, they quickly add a caveat, just in case.
This particular spot is a favorite for Sunday cyclists, some of whom cycle all the way from Paris (about 15-20 kms). I was lucky with this guy. A touch of humor.