Salute from Metz! I am cycling in France and Belgium and seeing some of the Tour de France stages along the way. I have met many great people and visited beautiful towns along the way. I am even being hosted by locals in Metz for the weekend. Metz has been fantastic to visit and I am grateful for their kindness.
I will ride to Nancy today and then train to Besancon for the time trial. Then go to either Etapes 10 or 11. Probably Col du Grand Colombier or Col de la Madeleine or Col de la Croix de Fer. Any recommendations?
I learned about the rivalry between Metz and Nancy and if one is hosting a TdF stage the other will have to be included, hence the start at Tomblaine. This has its roots in the region's influence in the wars including Franco Prussian, World War I and Word War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metz
I started riding in Lille and rode to Tournai for the finish of stage 2 won by Cavendish. Then I rode to Orchies and saw the early part of stage 3 outiside of town. Next rode to Saint Quentin to see the finish. I took a train to Metz to see the finish the next day.
I saw Peter Sagan winning stage 6 in Metz from inside the 25 meter line. The place erupts when the race arrives.
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