After two brutal weeks of racing, le tour takes it’s second rest day before the final week commences. Lance and George share a laugh. Rest days are critical and these riders will spend around two hours on the bikes today keeping the legs and body loose and rev’ed. To take the whole day off without riding would be to invite disaster on Tuesday, as counter-intuitive as that sounds.

Mr Tree is also taking a rest day after eight days on the road, if one can call phone work, cutting the grass, and solving a few admin issues a day off–LOL.