With news coming out that the Tour de France is ‘in doubt’ (only the English press – the French are having none of this nonsense), I have not been wasting time waiting for the race to begin.
For the first (and hopefully last) time ever, I watched nearly the entire Team Presentation in Nice last night, complete with BMX freestyle riders, French acrobats and rappers who make instrument sounds with their voices (Bobby McFerrin, eat your heart out). Enthralling stuff, but worth it to see sunny Nice from the helicopter and feel like life is going back to normalish for the next 3 weeks.
I think there are some viewing restrictions on the video below. You can find it here, too: https://www.youtube.com/user/letourdefrance