Monday, July 6, 2015

Le prix de la ville d'Amboise

As I am every July, I am glued to the TV to watch the 21 stages (3360 km / 2087 miles) of the Tour de France.  It turns out that Amboise has it own bicycle race and it was today.  While not to be compared with the professional Tour de France, this is an exciting 74 km circuit race in downtown Amboise for local cycling clubs.  These are the kinds of events conducted all over France that inspire and produce the future professional riders of tomorrow.

In any case, while the Tour de France has it's helicopter coverage, I did note the happy coincidence of this hot air balloon (montgolfière in French) flying overhead as if it were covering the event for the local TV stations.


  1. That's a lot of biking to get done.

  2. Oh, I would love to be in that hot air balloon :)

  3. they are lucky i'm not amongst them, i'd be sure to crash into a few...amazing how they can ride so close to each other!