On tour: Team FDJ.fr have been riding Lapierre bikes, which are built in Dijon, for 13 years
Map reference: home, -3 out, no amount of layers will counteract that and it’s a turbo day on my programme anyway. 32.5k in 62 minutes
Carbs and caffeine: caffeine fix before hopping on bike. Sneaky buttery ginger biscuit once off
If my 62 minute turbo session seems strange, this is because Barclaycard called to check an odd payment to Wiggle.co.uk. Yes, Husband, after weeks of research has chosen a bike for me. It’s a 2014 Lapierre Xelius EFI 100 Compact. I am, of course, beside myself with excitement and have been researching its history.
Wikipedia tells me that Team FDJ.fr’s Thibaut Pinaut rode his Lapierre Aircode to third place and best young rider on the Tour de France last year. The Aircode is the new bike the team started riding last year. Before that they were riding the Xelius EFI, hang on, that’s my bike. Chapeau, indeed.
I am practising my French, to welcome my new partner. I do hope we get on
Note to self: It’s not about the bike?… Bah, today it is