Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just announced - Tour de France coming to Bordeaux

Next years Tour de France route was announced today. You can see full details here.

I'm looking forward to not one but two stages close to me.

There are twenty stages in all.  Stage 18 is from Salies-de-Béarn into Bordeaux while stage 19 (and the penultimate day) is a time trial between Bordeaux and Pauillac, passing some of the major wine houses of this famous region.

If you've never been to Bordeaux then I'd heartily recommend a visit - it's a cracking place with wonderful architecture, lively bars & restaurants, good shopping and a terrific tram system to help you take it all in.

Similarly the worlds greatest cycle race is also a sight to behold - with plenty to do and see for both ardent enthusiasts and simple "hangers on".

So, put the dates in your diary now - Friday 23rd July and Saturday 24th July 2010.

See you there.

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