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2015 Tour de France: Stage 09

2015 Tour de France: Stage 09

Sunday July 12, 2015 | Vannes

A canted yellow ramp, miles of metal barricades, medieval castles, churches and whatnots.

2015 Tour de France: Stage 09

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Race Stats
Start Location

Vannes

Finish Location

Plumelec

Distance

28 km

Number of Steps

13,731 steps or 6.7 miles

Time of Filing

12:01 AM, wow!

Accomodations

Qualys Hotel & Spa in Vannes.

Today's Objectives
  1. Wake up as late as possible. ✓
  2. Shoot the start. ✓
  3. Have coffee after the race with Greg Johnson, Jeremy Dunn and Co. X
Top 3 Finishers
  1. BMC Racing (0:32:15)
  2. Team Sky (+0:00:01)
  3. Movistar Team (+0:00:04)
WIFI Details
It’s better! For example, this evening Keiran and I watched the last two episodes of The Brink (#2 and #3, it's the new HBO TV show that looks horrible but isn't) with no buffering problems, at all!
Weather
Cloudy then sunny, sunny then cloudy. Not too hot, just right.
Quote of the Day
"You wrote down my address in a Starbucks in Breckenridge."
-Tim Vanderjeugd of Team Trek Factory Racing reminding me that I promised him a Manual for Speed t-shirt a little less than a year ago.
Course Description [OFFICIAL]

Châteaux médiévaux, des bâtiments anciens, les inégalités historiques, une rampe jaune, costumes correspondant, les téléviseurs géants et bien plus encore!

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Course Description [UNOFFICIAL]

A canted yellow ramp, miles of metal barricades, medieval castles, churches and whatnots.

Today's Observation #1

There is no better place/moment in the world to observe the power of Breathing Techniques and Intention than next to the TTT Start Ramp at Stage 09 of the 2015 Tour de France. Watching dudes dial-in their Vietnam Stare, and breathing, and focus, was intense. So intense in fact that for a couple of hours this afternoon—no joke—the collective energy of 21 teams of nine opened up a temporary Vortex in Vannes, France.

Today's Observation #2

Dear JV, you didn’t credit my asscrack! First of all, I’m thrilled to warrant your attention! OMFG you’re like a god, thanks! Second of all, I only wish the five-year long bicycle documentary project-blog we do warranted half as much attention as my ass crack #getonthebus #bodyshaming. But what do I know, I’m just a jabroni in a bib and lanyard!!!!

Today's Observation #3

Today I met Clement. Clement is the Track Stand World Champion. I like Clement. He was friendly and did a track stand for me. I took a photo of him, it’s somewhere down below. You’ll know it when you see it.

Today's Observation #4

Garmindale’s trainers faced the bus today, just sayin’.

Today's Observation #5

There’s no Race Report today, we could get into it, but what’s the point? Regardless we’ll be back with regular programming for Stage 10 before you know it, just take it easy, think of this like a really easy night of homework in the ninth grade. The photos are still rad, right?

Meal & Food Report

Today we hit rock bottom at Del Arte. Del Arte translates to Olive Garden in English.

Retractions/Corrections/Apologies

Dear Tim, dude, you’re absolutely right, I’m sorry! We owe you a t-shirt! And maybe a Photo Annual too, provided we have one left. This time for sure. Kevin, if you’re reading this, please remind me to do this.

The Crew
Daniel Wakefield Pasley
Keiran Best

I Vannes Start

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