It would be nice if sometime in the future I can go watch the Tour de France in person -- at least part of it. The excitement of the tour plus the French scenery makes for a good combination.
In the meantime, I have to be happy with watching it on TV when I can or checking out the photos that come through the wire services. Here's one from today from the AP.
The pack passes a bridge over Isere river during the start of the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 210.5 kilometers (130.8 miles) with start in Bourg-de-Peage, and finish in Mende, France, Friday, July 16. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)