I decided to sit it out in the bus for the first stage and then ride three in a row, including the landmark stage at the Luberon hill village of Bonnieux for another 100 mile-plus day.
We set off from Beaune at dawn, hoping for 15 degrees today. At this point we headed due south, leaving our south easterly diagonal detour.
From Blois, we head out on the longest day of the event and a journey which takes us from the forests of the Loire, through the heart of Burgundy's vine-clad hills – and not a drop to drink or even think about ....
The ferry had been typically uneventful, but at least it allowed us three or four hours kip and then the unpleasant alarm call.
Alarm went off at 5.30 this morning and I realised: that's a lie in. It will be sounding at 4.30 every day for six days now, and an hour ahead on continental time ...
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