This year, the French riders have shown some talent and determination and two of them will be sur le podium unless there is a fall. The French commentators are delighted to tell us that it has not happened for about 30 years.
You may be watching Le Tour, you may even ride a bike but do you know the vocabulary?
Un vélo de course: a racing bike
Un vélo tout terrain ou VTT: a mountain bike
Un vélo de route: a road bike
Un vélo d’appartement: an exercise bike
Une roue: a wheel
Un pneu: a tyre
Une chambre à air: an inner tube
Une crevaison: a puncture
Un guidon:  handlebars
Un frein: a brake
Une selle: a saddle
Une chaîne: a chain
Un dérailleur: derailleur gears
Le braquet: gear ratio
Une pédale: a pedal

 Happy cycling in France!

Here is a link with a recap of this year’s Tour:

No French classes this coming August with Alliance Française de Bristol or Bath, but look out for our enrolment sessions early September. For more info…