Tour de France

Stage 2 · 156 km

Bastia → Ajaccio

morning intro - a special surprise

We have a special surprise for today .... the legend Mario Cipollini is joining me to cycle the entire Stage! For the non-cyclists amongst you, Mario is one of the greatest sprint cyclists of all time, and is the 2nd highest Stage winner in the Grand Tours (57). He also holds the record for leading the peloton in the fastest Tour de France Stage in history (over 50kph). He wants to start at 8:30am and cycle at 35kph (we have a big hill climb) and I want to start at 6:30am and cycle at 25kph. He has won the negotiation, so I am petrified about tomorrow.

"We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. "

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Getting up in four hours for the start of stage 3. As much as I'd LOVE to write about today, I can't.

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Reasons to be cheerful

by Louise Southerden

It’s important to remind ourselves now and then of progress being made, species being saved and other good environmental news stories that are often overshadowed by, well, not-so-good news. It doesn’t deny the reality or enormity of what the world is facing, but it can lift our spirits, motivate us to keep going and inspire optimism.

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