I’ ve often heard it said on rock ‘n roll tours that, when you’re on the road, there’s no such thing as a day off.
And when I asked one of our esteemed rouleurs the other night if it was true that riders need to ride, even on a day off, to keep things from seizing up, he replied, “Bollocks!”
So what do they do on their day off? Well right now I’m not too sure because I am sitting in a Lavomatique on the wrong side of Pau guarding our washing while the Aide de Camps is filling up Har-V, topping up our cell phones and photocopying more release forms.
However a Rest Day on the Tour is pretty much what it says on the box. Some of the guys do a ride, some of them do an interview and maybe a sponsors lunchtime thingy. Mostly I think they take naps.