Tour de France diary: The sunflowers are dying and the wolves will kill us all, vive Le Tour!

The logical abomination that is the Tour de France is the perfect accompaniment to this illogical year

Stage 11 of the 2020 Tour de France (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

"The wolf is killing us" read the messages painted onto the tarmac in the Hautes-Alpes as the peloton rode through the first week of the 2020 Tour de France.

These scribbles weren't considered political enough, or sufficiently Macron-related, to be rounded out with orange paint by race officials, who drive the route searching out profanities before the peloton arrives.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.