A Tour de France Joke? Mystery?

Fact: British Chris Froome won the 2016 Tour de France for the third time on Sunday. Congrats to him and the other winners, and all the riders.

Fact: As the BBC says, Froome “becomes just the eighth rider to win at least three Tours de France, joining Belgium’s Phillipe Thys, Louison Bobet of France and American Greg LeMond on three.

With disgraced Lance Armstrong’s seven ‘wins’ between 1999-2005 expunged from the record books after he admitted to doping, the record of five Tour wins, held jointly by Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, Belgium’s Eddy Merckz and Miguel Indurain of Spain, is very much in Froome’s sight.”


Unexplained story: While wandering around Paris on one of our last days recently (while the Tour de France was still going on) we came upon this delivery bike near St. Trinite Church in the 9th arrondissment.

Tiptoque is a  food delivery company, selling pretty good food at reasonable prices. I’d love to know who thought of this for their delivery bike, and why?

It reads, “I am Lance Armstrong, and I approve of this tricycle.”



About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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