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Tour de France 2014 - Stage 5: Ypres - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 155.5km photos - Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) Photo credit © Roberto Bettini

The Tour de France is an event of massive public interest, as fans line the roads throughout the country. And some fans, a bit more enthusiastic interest than others. Just a bit of French backdrop for those reading THE WILD ROSES, an adventurous tale in the spirit of The Three Musketeers, but with three women -- RJE

cadenced: Sean Kelly, one of cycling’s true hard men with a long list of victories to prove it including the UCI Road World Cup (1989), Milan – San Remo (1986, 1992), Paris–Roubaix (1984, 1986), Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1984, 1989), Giro di Lombardia: (1983, 1985, 1991) as well as winning the Vuelta (1988) and the maillot vert (1982,1983, 1985)…impressive. Picture was taken in the 1989 Tour de France and comes from Numerius’ flickr stream.