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Martin Ayres has spent the past three weeks on the road with Team Sky. With victory secured yesterday afternoon on the Champs Elysee, Martin looks back at a life changing experience.
We had a team meeting yesterday and Dave Brailsford reminded us that until we get Paris the job is not done.
The past 24 hours for everyone on the Tour has been dominated by tacks – 20mm long pieces of pure evil.
The more time you spend on the road, the more important those small moments of fun to stop us all going deranged from the daily pressure of being on ‘Le Tour’.
On Bradley’s arrival, he bounded out of the team car and shook the hand of every single person on the team, including yours truly. It was a real mark of the respect that exists between the riders and their support team, and made my day after missing out on watching the stage.
The team convoy was stuck in gridlocked traffic outside town when a policeman on a motorbike appeared out of thin air. On his lights went, and off we drove into Liege through a two thousand car guard-of-honour that had pulled onto either side of the road to allow us through.
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