I know that everything seems weird when there is a rest day during the Tour. You get in a routine and then it is broken. It is worse for the riders. I was racing the British Milk race, which was two weeks, (Phil Liggett was the promoter), and on the rest day, one year, I rode 70 miles in the rain to keep in sync. Anyway, if you’re sick of the drug news etc., you can be sure that the first day in the Alps will be interesting. Average gradient 7%, but pitches up to 12%. Should be a good morning. Here is a preview.