Stage 10: Brittany Heroes and The Tape Recorder Incident


Stage 10 rode through the bike crazed region of Brittany. The famous region that gave birth to Mont Saint Michel and to two great heroes; Louison Bobet and Bernard Hinault.

Bobet was one of the great post-war riders; winning a string of classics, a world road race championship and becoming the first rider to win the Tour de France in three successive years.

Hinault was more tenacious winning classics, a world road race championship, three Giro d'ltalia, a Vuelta and five Tour de France. He holds the record as the last French rider to win the Tour. Today, the tenacious and sprite Badger can be seen working the daily podium overseeing that everything is running smoothly.

1955 the year of the triple for
Louison Bobet.

Marcel Kittel cranks it up with his second stage victory overpowering Andre Greipel to win in Saint-Malo...

Mighty Kittel, Greipel & Cavendish.

"We ran out of riders. I came from too far back. When I came out it was too late there were two strong riders in front of me. We could have done things a little bit differently. I've been told the commissaires would have relegated me if I'd won, but make it a straight sprint. The road veers left."

-Mark Cavendish for bumping Tom Veelers.

Watch the media scrum and the tape recorder incident here.

Hesjedal signs in for the start. 
After stage 10,
he is 41st overall.