2013 Tour of France Forqualquier – Bedoin

It is difficult to describe every day how beautiful this part of France is, around every corner landscapes changes, we are riding through Lavender and Poppy seed fields, then vineyards, then another 3 mile climb at 6% average followed by gorgeous downhills. So far we covered 200+KM and 10,000+ ft of vertical in only 2 days, this ride is not for wimps.

2013 Tour of France, Nice to Forcalquier

Everybody was anxious to get on the bike after splurging for 3 days in beautiful Nice. After a short transfer by van, getting out of the busy city, we started riding through the Provence, rugged rock formations and endless quite roads with a lot of climbing made it a perfect day.

2013 Tour of France, Nice, Cote d’Azur, Day 3, Team Time Trial

It only took a matter of a couple of hours transforming the Promenade de Anglais from a beautiful beach board walk into the last 4 km of the 2013 Tour de France Team Time Trial. Thousands showed up to cheer for their favorite riders. We had a great location to watch from our hotels third floor.

2013 Tour of France, Nice, Cote d’Azur Day 2

What a great day this was. After a 2 mile walk through Nice, we found the bus station that would take us to the small principality of Monaco. 45 scenic minutes later, we stepped in a different world as we know it. Multi-gazillion dollar yachts were lined up in front of multi-gazillion dollar apartments in the harbor of Monte Carlo. I recognized some of the roads from the famous annual Formula 1 race, the finish line and the tunnel. We spent most of the day walking around sightseeing before we got back on the bus to Nice all for EUR1.50 […]

2013 Tour of France Day 1 Nice, Cote d’Azur

It has been 3 years since I came up with the idea to go to the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France. Now we’re in Nice, Cote d’Azur, 3 years later walking on the Promenade des Anglais enjoying a beautiful day with clear skies and warm temperatures. The Tour caravan arrived early in Nice. The hosting town of the team time trail, has put on a showcase with an amateur time trail on the original TT course, expo, etc, everything right in front of our host hotel for the next three days, Palais de la Méditerranée. A long journey […]