The whole route of the Stage 20 time trial in next summer’s Tour de France on video between Bergerac and Périgueux.

Note sure about the patois folk songs though.

Having written about the Puy de Dôme recently @m_xl got in touch with some more photos from the French volcano.

Look closely at the second image and you can see the shadow of the volcano as the sun rises behind. The road is closed but wake up early and you can get up early.

The best Tour de France website ever? If you can understand the French then the trailer above is for a new website packed with audio from French radio over the years.

http://tour-en-tete.radiofrance.fr/

The poster for “La Grande Boucle”, a French film due to be released this summer.
The predictable plot features a man in a midlife crisis overcoming challenges to rebuild his life. The story goes that he’s lost his wife, job and more and has only his bike left. He decides to ride the Tour de France one day ahead of the race. At first the project is crazy but people pick up on it, he gets joined by others, crowds applaud him, the media go crazy and even the Tour de France maillot jaune gets jealous of the attention and publicity.
It could turn out to be great… but it looks like what the French call a téléfilm, something that goes straight to TV.

The poster for “La Grande Boucle”, a French film due to be released this summer.

The predictable plot features a man in a midlife crisis overcoming challenges to rebuild his life. The story goes that he’s lost his wife, job and more and has only his bike left. He decides to ride the Tour de France one day ahead of the race. At first the project is crazy but people pick up on it, he gets joined by others, crowds applaud him, the media go crazy and even the Tour de France maillot jaune gets jealous of the attention and publicity.


It could turn out to be great… but it looks like what the French call a téléfilm, something that goes straight to TV.

In 1986 Franco-Algerian artist Mahjoub Ben Bella painted 12km of the Paris-Roubaix cobbles. It might be the longest piece of art in the world but there is little trace of the work today, except this photo via local newspaper La Voix du Nord.

In 1986 Franco-Algerian artist Mahjoub Ben Bella painted 12km of the Paris-Roubaix cobbles. It might be the longest piece of art in the world but there is little trace of the work today, except this photo via local newspaper La Voix du Nord.

ASO inaugurate the “Pont Gibus” cobbled section of Paris-Roubaix. It’s been used before but the section from Wallers to Hélesmes makes a return for 2013.

"Pont" means bridge and the section is marked by a brick bridge that the race passes under that’s covered with graffiti saying "Gibus", the nickname of Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, the winner in 1992 and 1993.

via Twitter’s @davidopoczynski

Tags: roubaix france

Once upon a time there was a world championship to decide who was the fastest animal between a lion, an eagle, a duck and a crocodile.

The first round was on the land and lion won, with the duck second and then crocodile and the eagle in last place.

In the water round the crocodile was the fastest with the duck second, third place for the lion and the eagle was last.

In the air round the eagle was the fastest, the duck was second, lion third and the croc was last.

The duck was the fastest animal in the world because he finished second three times.

This is the way French TV try to explain how “eternal second” Raymond Poulidor wins the 1965 “Yellow Trophy” for the best rider of the season.

From the ina.fr archives