LE TOUR 2009: Vive La France!

Just a few images to celebrate

‘Le Fete Nationale’

'Eugène Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple '

As we foreigners call it

‘Bastille Day’

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Well I last left you at Stage 7. It is now Stage 10 and today the boys are travelling from Limoges to Issoudun. I will need to do some catching up when I next post ‘Le Tour’. I also need to do some catching up on what the riders have been up to and where they stand. SBS saw fit not to broadcast Le Tour over the weekend, so I completely missed seeing the Pyrenees.

I can though report their current standings compliments of our usual source.

Standings at Stage 9

Standing STage 10

Where is Cadel?

Where is Lance?

See you next time… somewhere in France

Previous ‘Le Tour’ posts can be found

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And a happy Bastille Day to you!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Julie...you painted the first picture brilliantly....and so difficult when there's a battle going on.....where did you keep your paintbrushes and oils?.......... seriously though, a lovely looking post with terrific images as always, and, as you haven't already done so, ( you obviously overlooked it by mistake ) I thought that I would just mention Bradley Wiggins, up there with the BEST cyclists in 7th place...HURRAH FOR THE POMS...... He he ....Oh and Mark Cavendish ( Brit ) has just won todays stage....oh dear......
Great post though and I'm only joking....us Brits don't often do that well in sport. XXXX

Maya@A Beach Lovers Place said...

Oh yes, I'm curious about Lance too! I'm not following the tour other than on your blog...

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Hi there!
Thank´s for you´re sweet comment in my blog! It warmed my heart!

Hugs, Carina

Elaine said...

Happy Bastille Day to you and thanks for the update on Le Tour.

Hope you get to view the next stage.

Oliveaux said...

Oh where is Lance? Cadel? I have not seen the latest update...such an amazing race! Ax

Dumbwit Tellher said...

A happy post Bastille Day to you Julie. Glad the boys were back yesterday. Another day Tues. of riding the flatter lands but exciting none the less. Perhaps Lance is saving himself until the le Tour gets nearer the end? Always a thrill to see Mark C. at his best. Your photos were amazing & you did indeed set the perfect scenario. You are truly talented in your blogging! Enjoy today's ride! xxdeb

Kellie Collis said...

THe castles you see as the cyclists go past are incredible!!!

Samy said...

Amazing post!

Carole said...

Oh shoot!You just reminded me of Bastille Day. I was going to do a post on it with my french flag. What a good frenchman I am!!!