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Le Tour de France 2007 – Day 3: Stage 14, Mazamet – Plateau-de-Beille

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The sun is high in the sky as we head south to the Pyrennes and Plateau-de-Beille from Toulouse. The French are making a real fist of out-doing the Italians as the worst drivers on the planet; we stopped at a cross-road in Toulouse last night and the guy behind us had a fit, horn, wild arm movements and a challenge to a square-go.

Plateau-de-Beille
Our vital bits of plastic – the creds.

We got his registration and will be back down after the Tour to visit him with a young-team from Ballingry. The game-plan today is to spend a full day on a mountain, just watching it all happen.

We’re going to Port de Pailheres, not the finish-climb at Plateau de Beille, which is 39 K