Tour de France 2021 – Stage 5

Côte d’Aussois and Plan du Lac

A rather short stage today, mainly due to the miserable weather.

It was drizzling and raining, the temperature was around 15 degrees Celsius, dropping to 10 later – and higher – on.

I only got on my bike because I was hoping, despite the forecast(s), that things might improve, but I have not done myself a service.

I eventually was wet and chilled to the bone and – probably related – the back pain was worse than “normal” when climbing.

Anyway, a day not cycled is a day lost, so there’s that…

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