Yes, yes... I know! Froome has essentially won the Tour (though Landa might try to overtake Bardet for the last podium-spot), and it's gonna be a sprint, with Greipel - probably - being the big favourite.The race returns to the French suburb where the first stage of the first Tour de France began in 1903: Montgeron, southeast of the city. The depart réel was given outside the restaurant where it all began,- Le Reveil Matin, and that’s going to be the case this year too.
No, what I'm asking are the real important questions:
What kind of shenanigans will the riders get up to?
Who will swap helmets - if only for a short while - with the moto-drivers?
Who will, jokingly, put champagne in their bidons? Or simply ride away with the entire champagne bottle from the car?
What kind of (silly) message will be written on the time-telling-board?
Who will attempt a - hopeless - breakaway on the Champs?
And, because this is a race-thread (sorta) here's a profile:
And a route-map:
(I know, this isn't anywhere near the standard of Silvergrenade's race threads...)