The dust hasn’t quite settled on the tour yet and there is likely to be more edge of your seat stuff on the Champs Elysses tomorrow. But while we’re in full tour mode – and gripped by the 23 day soap opera – it’s worth remembering that the Tour is but one of several ‘Grand’ cycling tours, a list which included the Giro D’italia (June) and the Vuelta e Espana (August). To seize on tour fever, I’ve popped up a fantastic little tilt-shift film entitled ‘Sweet Spain’. Filmed by Joerg Daiber and shot in Seville, Madrid and El Chorro, it’s a lovely reminder of just how beautiful Spain is. Auvoir Le Tour (merci pour les souvenirs) and Hola España.
The Vuelta e Espana starts on Navarre on August the 18th and concludes on Sunday 9th September in Madrid.