News of 18th July 2003
Alain at L'Etape du Tour
Alain took part at the public stage of Tour de France on Wednesday 16th July 2003 from Pau to Bayonne.
Alain was not the only VIP driver. Formula 1 test driver Takuma Sato was also at the start but had to give up with a pain in his calf. Miguel Indurain was also taking part.
I don't have the complete results available here, but Alain finished the race in position 202. Alain said after the race: "From my reserve at the beginning due to persistent back pain, I think I managed my race well, my aim was to finish in the first 400, which I have done!"
Congratulations to Alain to finish this tough race in a very good position. 7000 riders were at the start of this race and very many had to give upů