Tour de France - DuVine Styleby Bike tour guru
It's the Tour de France at DuVine Adventures! Celebrating the climb up the Alpe d'Huez, DuVine cheered on Andy and Charlie in a duel of their own on Friday. Glued to our seats for the 19th stage of the real Tour de France, it was important that we get outside and do a little cycling of our own. Pitchfork and all, the crazy devil cheered as hard as he could, as a Viking and pair of masked hooligans charged up the hill in the scorching heat to support the pedal-slamming cyclists.
Though the heat took its toll on the pace of the riders, all the cheering and prodding from the spirited DuVine spectators got them through the toughest part of the Somerville, MA course. Our version of the famed Alpe d'Huez may not have had the same energy as Andy Schleck's and Co., but we sure had fun with it.
Some more fun photos from our day at the office can be seen here on Facebook.
Just a few weeks ago, Andy visited the gorgeous Alpe d'Huez in anticipation of the Tour de France. His video can be seen here. Additionally, our Pro Series Alps to Paris bike tour has been lucky enough to have a front row seats to the last few stages. Led by guides Justin and Jenn, the group even made an appearance on live television on the 18th stage.
Resulting from today's stage, Andy Schleck has taken the yellow jersey from Thomas Voeckler, who held it for 10 days. Andy's brother Frank is now in second place, with Cadel Evans sitting in third. With the individual time trial left to go before the ride on the Champs-Elysees, the final yellow jersey is very much up for grabs. Alberto Contador made a heroic attempt to put himself in the hunt for the yellow jersey, but faded down the stretch and still sits 3:55 behind Andy Schleck.