Traditionally commencing on the first Saturday in July, the Tour de France is doing its thing for International cooperation by starting a weekend early due to the looming Olympics.
The Grand depart this year is being hosted by Liege in Belgium with the Prologue on Saturday 30th June and the first road stage leaving the City on Sunday 1st July,
Mrs Secret Cyclist has done me proud again and we are driving down to Dover on Wednesday to catch a ferry to Dunkirk, from where we are driving to Liege to soak up the pre Tour atmosphere and take in the first two stages.
Apparently there is a serious Brit challenge for the General Classification this year. I'm not going to tempt fate by going into it yet. I will wait to see how things develop.
Vive la Tour!