From this Tuesday, the Tour de France is back in France, after three stages in Denmark. This Wednesday, the runners will pass by the cobblestones of the North, one of the outstanding stages, just like those of mountain, the favorites of the public. Moreover, the motorhomes are already heading towards the bends of the mythical Col du Galibier, in the Alps, where the runners will pass on July 13 and 14. Everyone is looking for the best place.
“I have everything with me as if I were at home”
If usually, Didier Martin followed the Tour de France in front of his TV, for three years, he saw it in real life, on board his motorhome. “There, there is my little corner to eat. There, I have my combination with my microwave oven, my oven, my bed. And there, you have the bathroom”, lists this faded from the Tour, all by showing his “little miniature house”. “I have everything with me as if I were at home.”
Didier left Châteaudun, in Eure-et-Loir, two weeks ago for a 700 kilometer journey towards the Alps. In a few days, it will reach the Col du Galibier, which the runners will climb twice on July 13 and 14. But you have to be there well in advance.
The Alps, then the Pyrenees
“I will be there on Saturday, July 9. Like all those who want to see something, you have to arrive at least three days before,” explains the enthusiast. “I’m going to stay there for five days, but I won’t be alone. There will be people, Italians, English, a lot of Landais, Belgians. Going down to Valloire, I think we’ll have to park to have a good view. We will see them coming from afar.”
Didier will notably encourage the French Bardet, Pinot, Gaudu. And he even plans to go see them again in the Pyrenees, on the Rocamadour stage, on July 23rd. Always with his trusty motorhome.