Oh my God, I can’t believe it but we managed to get a hotel in Paris near the Arc d’Triumph and got the full race-day experience. This is the stage I wanted because the riders do 8 laps on the Champs so you get a bunch of chances to see the action. There were tons of happy people everywhere and most didn’t speak English, so that was good. A Columbian had won the overall race the day before so there were big groups of Columbian fans singing and dancing everywhere!