Today, a rest day, tomorrow the pedals start turning again. Le Tour De France has been testing the skill and perseverance of riders from around the world. The riders are currently enjoying a day resting in Pau, France before continuing with the tenth stage from Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin. The race is made up of twenty-one stages, all varying between flat, hilly, and mountainous terrain.
Currently wearing the yellow jersey with the best general individual time is Chris Froome of Team Sky from Great Britain.
Donning the green jersey carrying the most points is Peter Sagan of Team Tinkof-Saxo of Russia.
Daniel Teklehaimanot from Team Mtn-Qhubeka of South Africa is wearing the polka-dot jersey for being the best climber.
Peter Sagan of Tinkof-Saxo is also in the lead for the white jersey for being the best young rider. Because he is currently wearing the green jersey, first runner-up Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas from Movistar Team of Spain will be wearing the white jersey.
Riders will continue with the tenth leg of the race in Pau, France tomorrow. Pau is located along the Pyrenees Mountains, making it the optimal location to test how the riders handle the mountainous terrain.
Students studying abroad in Pau have an incredible view and access to the Pyrenees Mountains. Those currently there for their summer program could also have the opportunity to go out and spectate the races. It’s a great benefit to be a part of the culture and witness such a popular and important event for France.
You can read more information about Le Tour de France and get updates from their official website. Check out the other locations USAC has to offer and maybe you could be a apart of the celebrations surrounding Le Tour de France or even the Olympics.