Day One complete! Hot hot hot today. We made good time up to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port today and spent a wonderful afternoon resting up at the Hotel Mendy in the original old village. Martin, Simon and Yours Truly spent most of the day on the front of the peleton. After the post-ride massages some of us took a stroll round the medieval walled town, followed by a few beers and coffees.
We then had a lovely meal at the Hotel and most riders headed for bed to prepare for the long day tomorrow and the Col de Marie-Blanque.
I'm off to bed now as well. Talk tomorrow.