Tour de France 2017: stage 19 – live!

So the cyclists are on the road, rolling out around Embrun for a quarter of an hour or so. Fact: there is a town in Ontario, Canada also called Embrun, named after this Embrun.

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One interesting thing about today’s stage is that within 24 hours of its conclusion I will be on its route, on holiday. OK, I admit, it’s not a very interesting thing, unless you actually are me, but it’s certainly a thing. I can tell you, with the specialist local knowledge of someone who has previously visited, that the town of Lourmarin through which the race passes today on its way from Embrun to Salon-de-Provence, is very picturesque. Today’s stage also goes through Apt, one of those French towns which is also an English word.

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