2014 Tour de France route includes WWI sites

From France 24.

The route for the 2014 Tour de France bike race has been announced. Since next year marks one hundred years since the start of WWI, the choice of route makes sense.

I tried to chase down the Tour a few years ago but didn’t reckon on the sheer size of the country. Never made it to Dijon, but consoled myself with a visit to Epernay and one of its champagne houses.

Next year could be a great year for a second try. It even includes Reims and Epernay, not to mention Yorkshire at the start, London and Ypres (Luckily, 2014 is an off-year for the Ypres Cat Festival).

A votre! drinking-smiley03

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