Tales from the Broomwagon

Day 9
Sunday, July 15
Taninges - Tignes

After six nights in the Broomwagon we were looking forward to a night of comfort in a chalet-style apartment we'd managed to book. The woman at the agency we called gave the impression we should thank our lucky stars we'd called at that moment, and not 30 seconds later, because, she assured us, this was the last available room in the whole of Tignes.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.