This was my first trip to a professional bike race in Europe. I signed
on with Graham
Baxter Sporting Tours www.sportingtours.co.uk. The trip started with a flight from
Los Angeles to London where I was picked up by the Baxter Coach at Heathrow Airport. Then came about a ten hour bus ride to Reims France via a ferry on the English channel. The following day we made the short trip to Metz for the Stage-8 Individual Time Trial. Lance Armstrong won the TT and put on the yellow jersey. He would wear the yellow jersey all the way to Paris.
Click on the links to the left for photos and descriptions of each of the stages I watched and where I rode.