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    Vegemite Kid
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    I enjoy watching the Tour on television and once saw a portion live in Gouarec (in 2004, I think, when we were staying at the public campsite by the canal), but the riders pass too quickly to identify.

    Today and tomorrow it’s once again in Brittany and the reason it’s a pain in the neck is because tomorrow, from 12.30 until 16.30, Carhaix is cut in two, because the caravan and the riders pass right through the middle of town, and in practice that means that although I can get to work in the morning  I can’t get home at lunchtime,  so I have to pass the 1½ hour pause at work and risk not being able to get home when I finish at 16.15.

    For those who want to know the routes for tomorrow (Stage 6, 12 July, Brest – Mur de Bretagne) with the times etc, here’s the English link.

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    Give a thought to what the situation will be on stage 9 between Arras Citadelle and Roubaix on the 15th of July. Especially the conditions of the crowds, given that France will be playing that day in the world cup final. I just hope the Tour has finished by the time the match kicks off. :unsure:

    I’ve just checked and it seems  the match will kick off about 30 mins after the tour stage finishes on that day……close :yes:

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    In the plus side Quimper was quieter than a Sunday

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    Happened to us today. Chateauneuf du Faou barriered every which way for 5 hours and they were in and out quicker than a (put in your favourite saying). What made it worse was that as it went through CduF they cut to bloody adverts! Seen it live a few times and it is a long wait for probably 30 seconds of seeing them pass. Much better to Anne & me on TV.

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    Pain in the neck? Can’t believe you are saying that!

    I was thrilled to know it was coming through our village this year, as have driven many miles and stayed overnight to watch it. But we are away at the moment, so we will miss it.  :negative:

    Tuning in though, to see if we can spot our village and the surrounding areas

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