We joined the route at Aigle, 61.5km from the finish and just before the big climb up Col de la Forclaz and up to the Emosson Dam. We saw a breakaway group of riders come through first, followed by the peloton in a long, thin line framed by the curved road and green vineyards. It was a beautiful sight!
|Tour de France 2016 coming through the vines in Aigle|
|The support vehicles and media bikes|
We watched the caravan come past an hour before the riders and the sense of anticipation was incredible! There were crazy vans decorated with all sorts of carnival regalia, with music blasting out and goodies being thrown to the waiting fans.