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Tour de France Trip 2005

by Robert Illy

What a blast.  The tour was fun finally back in Cardiff and able to work with the photos -- I took about 350 photos.

I saw 4 stages: Courchevel, Galibier, Ax-3 dom and Pla-d'Adet.

Some highlights were
:
  • Cheering Lance on Courchevel and seeing myself on Tv later that day.
  • Seeing Laurent Fignon (the professor) in the same hotel restuarant near Lourdes.
  • Meeting Phil Anderson tours in Lourdes
  • Climbing Mt Ventoux
  • The Basque Fans on Pla d Adet were insane and very fun. I call them the dutch of the south.

View photos of the trip here:

http://groups.msn.com/BicyclingForumPicPost/ventouxbob.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=10628