Tour de France Diaries: Final stage – time trial from the Pyrennes to home

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Stage 13 – Time Trial from Southern France to Home So we got off the Col d Tourmalet at around 9 pm, and I had a flight to catch at 11:20 the next morning in Amsterdam.
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Tour de France Diaries – Stage 12: Col d Tourmalet

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Stage 12 – Col d Tourmalet I will never complain about hot weather again.  Never.  The hottest weather in the world beats rain and cold hands down when you are Bottle
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Tour de France Diaries Stage 11 – the Worst Hotel Ever

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After the Aubisque the lack of a proper shower and bed for two weeks had just become too much for me.  So we decided to go to a hotel.  We drove down into the more majo
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Stage 10 – Col d Aubisque

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The Col d Aubisque is one of the more famous climbs in cycling.  For this stage, they have it 60 kilometers before the finish, so it won’t be as decisive as in years p
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Tour de France Diaries Stage 9 – Cote de Bales

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Stage 9 – Cote de Bales This Tour is turning into my own personal Groundhog Day.  It goes as follows: 1)      Get woken up by flies buzzing my face at around 9 am
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Tour de France Diaries – Stage 8 to Ax 3

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Stage 8 – Ax 3. This is a stage us Bottle Boys dream about.  An 8 kilometer climb at the very end of the stage and near a town so you don’t have to park 15 miles awa
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Tour de France Diaries – Stage 7

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Stage 7 – Revel This was a sprinting stage, but it had a little 2 kilometer kicker near the end.  It was unlikely we were going to get on TV, but i figured that we are
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Tour de France Diaries – Stage 6: Bourge-De-Peage to Mende

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Stage 6 – Mende In Sisteron I finally met up with my buddy, Lei.  He was supposed to make the flight out with me on July 9th, but then he ran into visa issues that set
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Stage 5 – Sisteron

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Today I didn’t go to the finish, but instead went to the start where the team at VERSUS interviewed me about Clean Bottle.  I towed the bottle into town and met up wit
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Tour de France Diaries – Stage 4

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Stage 4 – Chambery to Gap Damn it is expensive to live in France!  I’m writing this from the back of our campervan and it seems like every 30 miles we have to pay a
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