The Tour de France completed its first week of racing this past Sunday. Normally the first week of a grand tour is relatively straight forward with multiple flat stages that favor the sprinters and a couple of more difficult "hilly" stages for the one day race specialists that are commonly called "roeleurs" or "puncheurs."
This year the first week of racing featured exciting racing every day with the yellow jersey changing hands almost daily. There were big crashes, exciting finishes and general mayem. In other words, an absolutely perfect compliment to the Lucha Vino challenge.
The first challenge of this year's le Tour features a Washington Chardonnay taking on a challenger from Chablis.
Cloudlift 2011 Chardonnay v. Domaine Servin 2013 Les Pargues Chablis