The peloton is now just over halfway through the Tour, albeit battered, bruised and somewhat depleted.
Those of us who are trying to keep up with the race in real time are getting into our own rhythm, but the late nights and the sometimes monotonous repetition of cycling clichés can become too much.
How are you managing to get through this year’s Tour? Do you have any tricks, strategies, energy-enhancing food or drink? Are you recording and imposing media blackouts? Have you banned all friends, family and acquaintances from so much as mentioning the stage results just in case you haven’t yet caught up?
Let us know in the by leaving a comment on this post and the best response (Australian residents only) will receive two bottles of wine from the south-west of France, courtesy of our supporters at DiscoverVin. Our best “foreign correspondent” will receive a Les Vaches du Tour t-shirt.
Comments will be open until midday (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday 17 July.