Jumping into a Fountain on the Outskirts of Montargis

Tour for Kika

This was shot from my hotel room window in Reims. Rather nice I think.

To be honest until the boys jumped into a fountain in the middle of a roundabout 7km from the finish in Montargis I really didn't think much of the stage. With the exception of a handful of shaded villages in the first 50km there wasn't much to like under cloudless skies and baking sun. The route was far more difficult to navigate and in some of the towns it ran down narrow one-way streets, which is fine for the race itself, but it gave me a nasty surprise twice today blindly following the yellow arrows only to have an alarmed local driver wave me off.

Between the towns the landscape seemed like a watered down version of Stage 4, it felt flatter and when I wasn't driving in circles to rejoin the route, I was working hard to find anything like the vantage points from yesterday. So today's photos don't include anything on the bike. There will be plenty more of that as the scenery improves.

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4 Responses to Jumping into a Fountain on the Outskirts of Montargis

  1. Quite a view from your window, hope the bells didn’t chime the hours? You’ve still managed some good work. love the lettres box, and the team spirit sings out again.

    The scenery will improve, the best is yet to come…

    Douglas

  2. Some nice tanlines developing there lads and a great shot with the mobile phone and lads in the fountain Michael.

    Jon

  3. manu says:

    Hello, I am a policeman motorcyclist francais whom your photographer photographed during his(her) passage in France. He had to send me by internet photos but I am without news could you say to me what he is going to make? the 07/07/10