France is hot like home for Arm­strong

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - — Suzanne Hal­libur­ton

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.

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