Jean Bobet on Cycling: "The voluptuous pleasure that cycling can give you is delicate, intimate and ephemeral." "It arrives, it takes hold of you, sweeps you up and then leaves you again. It is for you alone. It is a combination of speed and ease, force and grace. It is pure happiness."
Race leader yellow jersey holder Orica Greenedge team rider Simon Gerrans of Australia cycles past Sisters of the Consolation congregation during the 228.5 km fifth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Cagnes-Sur-Mer to Marseille on July 3. (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters) #
Sojasun team rider Anthony Delaplace (L) of France and Europcar team rider Kevin Reza (R) of France cycle in Grasse during the 228.5 km fifth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Cagnes-Sur-Mer to Marseille July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
Britain's sprinter Mark Cavendish, second right, rides in the pack along the coast line of the Mediterranean Sea during the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 213 kilometers (133 miles) with start in Porto Vecchio and finish in Bastia, Corsica island, France, Saturday June 29, 2013.(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)