Up-close & Personal
While visiting France over the summer, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) was delighted to be asked to ride along in one of the lead cars during part of the Tour de France cycling competition happening at the time. “They flew us in a private jet to get to a private helicopter to get to a private car to get to the head of the race,” the avid biker explains. “Then we got to drive along the race for 100 miles. It was a huge VIP experience.” Seeing the course from a luxury sedan may have been swell, but Lang also wanted to experience the terrain on her own bike, which is why she and her beau, Dominique Zoida, later pedaled up Provence’s Mont Ventoux, a past Tour de France route that’s considered a brutal climb for even seasoned cyclists. Though the mountain is nicknamed “The Beast Of Provence,” Lang felt it to be anything but. “It was the first time we’ve done that mountain, and it was really hard, but it was a lot of fun. The views were incredible.”
Lang traced a Tour de France route!