I started my last mountain stage today! It started in Annecy, and I am truly in love with this region of France, called Savoie. Annecy is absolutely beautiful, with a huge lake surrounded by mountains and a very active population. Everyone is out biking or roller blading or running or doing water sports, it is awesome. I really really really think I may move to Savoie at some point in my life and sooner rather than later.
I finished the day with 30 miles and am now at an incredible lakeside hotel which Sue from WPP has treated us to for the nigœt 🙂 There are a lot of people here and on the roads set up with their RVS all ready to watch the Tour.
I also wanted to send out a special thank you to Allianz Global Assistance who not only were big donors to WPP on behalf of this run but also provided us with insurance for this journey, which certainly came in handy when our luggage was delayed 4 days and we had no clothes!!! They’ve had our backs from that crazy start all the way through to the end and it is pretty fitting that they are the sponsors for today and tomorrow, two of the toughest days of the Tour! Thank you Allianz Global Assistance 🙂
Also, had a great podcast with Martin of Marathon Talk yesterday, should be up on their website this week for anyone who wants to give it a listen!
Tomorrow: 2 more Cols before the finale on the Semnoz on Wednesday!