The 2009 Tour de
Stage 2 of the tour began at the front door of the Monte Carlo Casino in
Today is Stage 3 from Marseille to La Grande-Motte, 121.8 miles…
The last of the four jerseys is the White
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At the end of Stage 2 the right to wear the
Top Team (total points): Astana Team
Our story continues in 2004 with a final day in Dinan before heading south to follow the 2004 Tour de France…..
Sunday, July 11th, 2004: The weather is cool but dry; my coat feels good and I wore a sweatshirt under my windbreaker plus socks on my feet with my sandals. We carried umbrellas just in case; but never needed them.
Our first stop was the Castle and Keep, but since we’re in
Took a breather at the hotel and then headed over to take photos of the river area from the top of the Viaduct, built around 1850, that sends traffic directly to the newer part of the city. Then walked back a ways and down the steep cobblestone streets to the very old section of the city along the river. Passed on the Governor’s House and walked along the river to the home of an artist by the name of Yvonne Jean-Haffen. She was born in 1895 and died in 1993. This was her home and only opened a few years ago as a Museum. It’s almost as though she’s gone out for tea. Many of her original things are still in the home. We found one of the girls who spoke English and enjoyed sharing information about the artist and her home with us. We spent a very enjoyable hour touring the house from top to bottom.
Walking back to see the Governor’s House we were turned away as they had a concert in progress so we walked back to the hotel and the television for the bicycle race. Because of the weather, Jim decided not to try to drive to the race today. Good thing as on the television we saw that they had lots of rain today on their ride. I’m so glad that we decided to stay put and not drive to see the start of the race. We’re going to eat a light, early dinner as we have an early start tomorrow morning for our long drive to Treignac, southeast of