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Le Tour de France 2007 – Day 8: Stage 18, Cahors – Angoulême

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It took a wee while to find the hotel last night in Cahors, but it was worth it. It’s an old farm which has been converted to a hotel, wi-fi on the terrace and there’s even a swimming pool too; it’s quite the idylic spot.

We are sharing hotels with an American cycle tour party, we’ve has done a deal with them – ads on the site in exchange for hotel rooms for us on the Tour.

Cracking digs for us this time.
Cracking digs for us this time. Photo©Martin Williamson

Three of the party were sitting near us at breakfast, this morning, oldest guy to other two; “D’you think Lance was a doper?” …Silence!

En route Cahors and the start, a guy has been tail-gating us so closely he’d be as well in the back seat. He passes us, his hazard lights are on, he tailgates the guy in front and pulls-out to pass him on a blind bend, swerving back in because something is coming – crazy, suicidal.