France is hot like home for Armstrong
Heat is the word here in France. Or make that “chaud,” the French word for hot.
Temperatures were in the mid-to-high 90s along the route Friday. Similar conditions are expected today as the Tour turns toward the mountains.
The Tour weather report describes the temperatures as “tres chaudes” for the start of the stage. When the peloton arrives at the summit finish at a ski station, temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s.
Basically, it’s Texas hot in an area that doesn’t have air conditioning.
Armstrong, who was in a good mood after Friday’s stage, joked about the heat, then boarded an air-conditioned SUV to take him to his hotel.