We had to wait almost two months for a delayed Tour de France to begin and, so far, the racing has been dynamic and extremely exciting!
The tour began in Nice traveling along the Southern border of France and through the Pyrenees mountains. After a rest day, the cyclists began racing to the West heading toward the Alps through the Masif Central mountains, touching the Northern reaches of the Rhone' valley and finishing a lively stage 14 in Lyon.
Lyon is where we find this week's challenge hero, Stanley Groovy, touring around France on his bicycle and waiting for the Tour to arrive. Stanley has been making friends, enjoying the local cycling, food and wine and sharing some Washington wine with his hosts throughout Southern France.
One of Stanley's favorite Washington wines is from The Walls in Walla Walla. Stanley is confident that his favorite can take on any French challenger. This week's challenge will see if Stanley's choice is up to the task.
2015 Gaspard Syrah from Red Mountain vs. 2012 La Chaussynette Vin de France from Mas de Boislauzon.