The second week of the Tour de France has laid bare the brutality of the sport and just how tough the world’s biggest bike race is. For many the mountains just become about fighting to survive – what the cameras often don’t show is the race against time to get to the finish line, just to have the opportunity to take to the start line the following day. It’s these themes that make our sport so beautiful, that allow us all to connect so meaningfully. That fighting spirit was encapsulated by Michael Gogl’s performance on stage 15 as he fought for every inch going uphill and displayed exhilarating skill when flying downhill. We now start the final stretch of the race heading for Paris with plenty still to fight for.
The Tour is ugly and it's beautiful. The highest highs and the lowest lows.
Twenty two staff looking after the riders at the Tour de France. Each team member has their specific function, from chefs, to mechanics to coaches. With days starting as early as 7am and ending at around 10pm, it's full gas, all the way, but we are privileged to do what we do!
Feeding our staff members over three weeks, our carers have to get creative!