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Jul 15, 2011 - We preview the Cote de la Core

A sleep in today after our couple of early starts. We retrace our steps to St Girone to find a supermarket. After a few false starts (ie: Aldi and another bulk purchase place) we stock up with enough for a couple of days breakfasts and lunches. From there we track tomorrow’s Le Tour route up the Cote de la Cole looking for a place to view the mountain stage tomorrow. It is about 20kms from where we are staying. The scenery is just stunning and the climb quite steep at times – it is hard to believe that there are three more climbs on this...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Now to the Pyrenees

As Kim and Toby missed the morning start yesterday we drive back towards Toulouse to see today’s start. Unfortunately we only arrive with 45 minutes to spare before the start and the crowd huge (only 15kms from the city and a holiday for Bastille Day). They manage to see a few of the riders as they make their way to the line. We then set out to drive to Audressein in the Pyrenees – we set Charley on the ‘short route’ and lock out motorways and tolls – makes for an interesting trip and she takes us on a mixture of roads. The one car width...

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Jul 13, 2011 - A Le Tour start and a special village

Today we decide to attend the start of a stage. As our accommodation was booked with the end in mind we have quite a way to travel. We park our car where we think the stage starts only to find that we have quite a walk to the next village to the actual start – Kim and Toby return to get the car while the rest of us walk on. Unfortunately there is a light sprinkle of rain today. Just enough to need an umbrella but not enough to drench us. If it doesn’t clear the riders are in for an interesting day. The village is not very big so the crowds...

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Jul 12, 2011 - We travel to Revel in preparation for some more Le tour

We check out the small village again before we leave – and the kids avail themselves of the crepes. This is a transfer day. We spend the day driving to a town called Revel. The drive a little longer because I take a wrong turn on the motorway and we end up having a tour of Toulouse and then minor roads. We find our Auberge which is just out of town. David and I decide to eat at the resident restaurant. One of those where the food is scarce (and served on a massive white plate) and the price is high. Another spectacular thunderstorm...

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