Today is the last rest day in the Tour before the race heads into the Pyrenees for tomorrow’s frighteningly gruelling mountain stage around the Circle of Death. The rest gave Jack Thurston time to catch up with Lionel Birnie, The Bike Show’s favourite cycling journalist, as he was
lounging poolside at his 5 star chateau hotel pacing the worn carpet of his grotty guest-house.
Lionel writes for Cycle Sport Magazine and the Sunday Times. You can follow him on twitter and read his articles in Cycle Sport Magazine and in the Sunday Times.
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