Stage 16: Before the Rabbits Scurry for the Hole

Today’s wine was 2008 La Vendima Rioja.  It’s another Spanish selection to celebrate our proximity to the border, even though the tour does not cross over.

Lots of attention today went to Lance’s breakaway, even though it did not result in a stage win.  Congratulations to Burt Grabsch for holding the Lanterne Rouge slot for another day.

We watched most of this stage on the Rest Day while cooking french sausages. We’re preparing for post-rest day guests, with homemade charcuterie: Merguez, pate, and pork sausage. That’s right: we biked to a store to by pig intestines to stuff w/ the bits of pig we bought at Farmers’ Market…


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