le Tour Bretagne 2011

All this snow is getting me down. But today I received something that anticipates sun and warmth – a newspaper cutting of stages 4 and 5 of the 2011 Tour de France in Finistère. That’s the windy bit of Brittany that sticks way out west into the Atlantic.

Stage 4 from Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne will be a punchy stage and will feature some nasty hills at finish, not something Brittany is known for.

Stage 5 finishes along the picturesque Breton coastline where we could see splits caused by the wind that Brittany is known for.

I’m looking forward to seeing a bit of stage 7, from Dinan in the Cote d’Armor, to Lisieux in Normandy- a long (226km) flat stage for the sprinters. It’s on my daughter’s 3rd birthday though, so I’ll probably just watch the départ and then head back to base for jelly and ice cream.

LeTour.fr: course/preview
Cyclingnews 2011 preview