This band moved from restaurant to restaurant entertaining diners on a cold rainy day.
The road from Tarbes to Bagneres de Bigorre. A short day, but a rainy one!
workers setting up the day before the Tour de France arrives in Bagneres de Biggorre
The misty moutain town of Bagneres de Biggorre
Cute little tractor sets up barriers along the tour course through town.
There were bike displays in nearly every store window
Bagneres de Bigorre
Apparently it had been raining hard for a while...
The river was really loud. We could here it from our campsite, and it sounded like we were going to washed down river.
Festive tour city, dampened somewhat by torrential rain.
Bagneres de Bigorre, in the Pyrenees.
Downtown Bagneres de Bigorre the day before the tour arrives.
The 2 days later, this cloud lifted and a huge mountain appeared behind the town. We had no idea it was there for 2 days.
3 star camping is not all it's cracked up to be.
Apparently the 4th star gets you free toilette paper. 3 stars? Bring your own!
We set up our tent, then realized we were getting flooded and had to relocate to a different part of the campsite. Then we went looking for a tarp.
Waiting for the tour to arrive. Strange spectacles everywhere.
The cow hands out cheese.
The buses start arriving long before the riders show up.
I think this was the second to last stage Saunier Duval participated in...
Everywhere we went, everybody loves Rabobank.
Here comes Garmin!
These people handed out reflective ankle bracelets for cycling in the dark.
Cochonou handed out sausages and ugly hats.
This guy had a Nestle Quick chocolate milk tank on his back and handed out chocolate milk.
The Cochonou guy was pretty slow cause he was slicing sausages as he pushed his car along the route.
Rol, wearing his Skoda hat and LCL hat.
Katie, styling her new LCL hat. It's a bit of a competition between sponsors to get as many people as possible wearing their hats. Particularly in the sprint section of the finish where there will be lots of cameras.
One of the entertainment activities before the riders arrives was a race for little kids.