Tour de France: Cobble conversations

What do you talk about when you're waiting at the roadside for the Tour de France to arrive on the cobbles? The weather and your nation's sporting misfortunes it would seem

(Image credit: Simon Smythe)

Words: Simon Smythe at the Carrefour de l’Arbre

"You are English?”  The man approached us the moment we had put down our bikes in the waterlogged field and taken up our places ankle deep in a muddy puddle by the pavé – a puddle that would later drench us from head to foot when the team cars sped through.

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