I was in two minds whether to post but what the heck.
Tomorrow’s stage in Le Tour is possibly of interest to Alsace wine lovers. Starting in the Vosges forest and finishing in Colmar it passes through, or nearby, to a great number of villages and towns synonymous with the production of wine. Kaysersberg, Turckheim, Riquewihr are just three examples of many.
From Obernai, with 113km remaining, to the finish in Colmar, the route remains close to the great vineyards of the area and the potential interest, for the wine lover, great. Hopefully the weather will be good and the helicopters will bring some amazing shots of things of local and historical interest, as well as, the vineyards themselves.
If it’s as good, in that respect, as yesterdays stage in the Champagne region, it could be well worth watching. Knowing little about the area, it was a real eye opener for me to see the sheer scale of the vineyards and the enormous differences in the terrain on which the vines are planted. Oh, and I finally learnt how to pronounce Reims correctly !
Coverage is on ITV4 and Eurosport if you’re interested. And best watched with a delay so the interminable repetitious ad breaks can be scrolled through.