A long-un & Langres 

Stage 6 220km Vesoul to Troyes  

It promised to be a hot day and it didn’t disappoint we rode in temperatures in the mid 30’s all day long.

The stunning walled city of Langres was a revisit for me as we stopped here in 2009 with the family for a quick pit stop.

The fantastic cheese takes its name from here, so it seemed fitting to have a piece with dinner-

Langres is a cow’s milk cheese that originated from the plateau of Langres in the region of the Champagne Ardenne, France. Since 1919, the cheese has been granted AOC designation. It is milder than Epoisses, but slightly salty with strong smell. The firm heart of the cheese melts in the mouth, leaving a complex taste. Washed in Marc de Bourgogne & matured its an excellent eat and will feature in the book for sure.

After dinner we bumped into Jens, Christian & Bob all ex pros who now commentate on tv, and had a brief chat about the 3 tours challenge.

I’m gonna leave it there as almost 140 miles in the heat has left me short of time it’s 23.25 and I don’t even know what’s happened on the Tour stage, so here’s some of Digi Dave’s excellent images…. 

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~ by theboxterboy on July 6, 2017.

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