Official trailer – pas des vaches

This weekend marks the real start of European cycling. None of that delayed telecasting stuff (well, apart from Strade Bianche). Paris Nice starts Sunday and another little French race launched the official trailer this week (reload the page if the video doesn’t show. Full-screen recommended):

Oh, and for Australian readers, SBS is showing the Classics live.

Stage 21: Créteil > Paris Champs-Élysées

We’ve come to the final stage of the Tour and tradition has it that the winner is already decided, barring an unprecedented attack or accident. Still, crossing the line on the Champs-Élysées is something the sprinters will be battling for – will Cowvendish be laughing at the end of today?

Starting a mere 8km outside of Paris, the pelaton will take a gentle, winding Sunday ride for 95 km until hitting the Champs-Élysées and letting the sprinters loose for a few circuits. This will give you plenty of time to view the background landmarks (look them up in your Frommers if necessary), drink some champagne and treat yourself to some …ummm…. readily available “speciality cheese” to  mark the occasion.

The Laughing Cow (French: La vache qui rit) is a brand of cheese products and in particular refers to the brand’s most popular product, the spreadable wedge.     Wikipedia  (Honestly we can’t make these things up!)

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