Somewhere on a mountain road in the south of France, my name is on the pavement. Or it was anyway.
I deeply believe in this philosophy, which is why I submitted it to the Chalkbot, and to see it in real life, knowing the Tour rolled over it, blows my mind.
The best I’ve been able to determine, this was printed somewhere in the Pyrenées somewhere on Stage 15 of Le Tour de France; Pamiers to Bagneres-de-Luchon. Stage 15, which saw Andy Schleck drop his chain on Port de Balès, setting up a lifetime of controversy. Of all stages, and that’s where my message ended up.
How awesome is that.
One thought on “Incroyable.”
I've researched this further. I'm going to presume the date (and therefore, the stage) is correct, for I have no reason to believe it is not. The GPS coordinates, however, leave a bit to be desired.
In the order presented, that location is somewhere off the coast of Africa. Transposed, they yield a location directly on the grassy side of a ski mountain in the Pyrenees, well off course of any stage of any Tour.
Unless we all missed the freeride component of this year's Stage 15, I think Nike's navigation needs a tweak.