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The Tour de France will be passing near the Luberon on July 24 traveling from the Pont du Gard to Gap. For those interested in a visit to Orange and seeing the Roman Theatre, it might be an idea to arrive early and choose a good spot to watch the Tour go by.

Most cycle fanatics will choose a steep hill to prolong the joy of watching your cyclist heroes up close. Choose a flat part of the stage and the spectacle will be over in a matter of seconds.

This year that place will be in La Sentinelle with 10 kilometers to go before the finish in Gap. It’s a fun day out, take the kids and make the most of the trucks passing that throw out Haribo sweets and really useful Tour de France sponsorship key rings and hats.

La Sentinelle is around a 2 hour drive from the Luberon, with Vaison La Romaine only one hour away.

Will this be the year that Team Sky under the new name Team Ineos releases its stranglehold on cycling? Sir Jim Ratcliff has a personal fortune of £21 billion…maybe not!

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