Stage 15: Laissac-Severac L’eglise to Le Puy en VelayJuly 9, 2017, 7:00 pm
Pro prediction: one for the breakaway; just enough to escape the bunch.
Wow what a day; starting with a Cat 1 climb; we knew the weather was un-certain and all was ok-ish at the re-group point at the top of that first climb- it had been a 5.15 start/people are tired…..
The next c40km were like being in the UK but that wasn’t only the scenery…. almost Yorkshire-moor style roads and landscape with driving torrential rain at an altitude greater than Yorkshire saw riders roll into the next feedstop frozen to the core; I don’t think I have seen that many cyclists wrapped in blankets…..
As the day progressed the weather got better then worse and better again… un-veiling the most stunning scenery.. along rock lined river valley bottoms leading to the final climb.. with yet another Wall to climb….. …. then just when you think it’s all downhill from there, the Tour throws in a couple of bonus climbs…. anyway a real sense of achievement as I rolled into Le Puy en Velay.
- July 9, 2017, 7:00 pm
- Category: michael