25 July   ~  and the Tour De France Bicycle Race arrived in Bergerac! 

Stage 19, distance of 208.5 kms, finishing in Bergerac, where the afternoon was marred by steady rain.

First came the sponsors' vehicles, all decked out and throwing giveaways to those of us who lined the road in the drizzle

Then came each Team's Bus, and we kept an eye out for Australia's Orica Green Edge, and were not disappointed to see a boxing Kangaroo riding shotgun

 

Here is the ultimate winner, who sped through with quite a lead, 2 kms out from the Finish. Ramūnas Navardauskas a Lithuanian who rode for Garmin-Sharp.

   

The main Peloton crashed at the roundabout about 3 kms from the Finish, just before they reached our position. The Peloton split into many groups as riders sorted out their bicycles or waited for a replacement.

 

Blood down the left leg                                                                 and skin off the knees

         

 

A helpful push to send him towards the Finish