Highlights – 2015

In a few weeks time, I hope to publish the details of the 2017 Tour de Travoy. But in the meantime, I thought I would look back and pick out the top 10 highlights from previous tours, starting with 2015. I have also included the best 10 tweets from the 2015 Tour as well. Next week, I will pick out the best bits from the 2016 Tour before publishing details of the 2017 Tour de Travoy around the start of May.

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#01  Waiting for Pinot (and Quintana) during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez


#02  Waiting for Godot (and pizza) after an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez


#03  The record for the slowest ever ascent of Alpe d’Huez as it takes me 23 years to climb it


#04  The Irish peace park memorial symbolizes hope among the hops in the Fields of Flanders


#05  Shock and awe plus fireworks a plenty on Bastille Day in the Tour de France


#06  The world’s first Giga-factory where wild boar now roam


#07  Reading about Ypres in World War 1 in Geert Mak’s book “In Europe” while actually in Ypres


#08  The Champagne region still sparkles to this day 300 years after the death of Dom Perignon

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#09  A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during Stage 19 of the 2015 Tour de France


#10  Massive memorials that only cast a shadow in the Somme sunshine