Le Tour de France was well underway in France come early July. Luckily for me, on the fourth day of the race, the finish point was no other than the town of Cambrai, a small northern city where one of my colleagues happens to live! Even better, her husband works for Le Mairie (the Town Hall) and therefore we were able to score a private viewing room in a building on the racing street, as well as VIP access to the after party, which included drinking very expensive champagne and 18-year-old whisky, as well as nibbling on exquisite French desserts among some very important people.
About an hour or so before the riders come through, Le Tour de France is full of sponsorships and advertisements whom take the streets first!
And then… here come the riders!
I’m really glad I got to see Le Tour de France during my time in France. Have you ever seen it live?