Distance 190.5 km Number of Steps 8,580 steps or 4.20 miles. Time of Filing 1:33 AM (Our fastest submission yet!)
Tonight we are in the Brit Hotel Le Castel in Rennes, France. Rennes is pronounced Ren, which means the last three letters, the n, the e, and the sare all silent. It’s never pronounced Rene, like Russo and Descartes, it’s always pronounced Ren. The best part about the Brit Hotel is everything. It’s basic. It’s clean and it’s accommodating. That’s what you want from a hotel, you want accommodation. You can even order a continental breakfast delivered to you before 10:00 AM for an extra three euros.
Bonus Points for: 1) Tinkoff-Saxo is staying here. I saw Alberto. Alberto is here! We’re staying with Alberto. SIDE NOTE: The hotel parking lot area was crawling with Media Vampires (like MFS), Grommets (my personal favorite), Pro-Hos, and Fans when we pulled in. 2) Team Bora-Argon 18 is staying here. 3) We are across the street from a Pizzeria & Crêperie. 4) We are across the street from the Aigle Rouge Buffet a Wok Volante. Aigle Rouge translates to the Red Eagle.
Photograph La Havre. X
Photograph one race related place/moment. ✓
No Password! No Username! No random Kick-Offs! The speed?, it’s adequate, maybe even adequate-plus.
C’est Magnifique, though in the afternoon I had to switch from Outlier Merino Wool Sweatpants to my Outlier Shorts.
Quote of the Day
“Look, it’s Tinko Saxoff”
“This bike race smells like cigarette smoke.”
“Don’t confuse the Wash bottle with the Drink bottle.”
-Soigneurs discussing post-race bottle delivery
“If my baby wants noodles, I’m going to get my baby some noodles.”
“It’s just not practical to bring your own milk into the hospitality tent”