Tour de France 2009: Vittel to Colmar
[Jul 19, 2009; Miscellaneous]

Lance Armstrong: "Can't remember a day this cold in the TdF."

After some strong winds and heavy rain the night before, the day started out nicely on Col du Platzerwasel (1139m). For some time the sky started to clear up. But then new rain clouds began moving in.

By the time the first riders made it to the top, temperature had dropped to 11 degree celcius and it rained.

Mr. Haussler (in white) who won this stage of the tour later claimed to love these weather conditions. He definitely looks less pissed than his rival next to him.

I couldn't help noticing that many bikes were equipped with Tacx Tao bottle holders, which is the same model I am using on my bike.