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Drug-taking in cycling predates the Tour de France. "It existed, it has always existed", said the French reporter and author, Pierre Chany , who followed 49 Tours before his death in 1996. [4] The exhaustion of six-day races on the track was countered by the riders' soigneurs (the French word for "carer"), helpers akin to seconds in boxing . Among the treatments they supplied was nitroglycerine , a drug used to stimulate the heart after cardiac attacks and which was credited with improving riders' breathing. [5] Riders suffered hallucinations from the exhaustion and perhaps the drugs. The American champion Major Taylor refused to continue the New York race, saying: "I cannot go on with safety, for there is a man chasing me around the ring with a knife in his hand." [6]

For the duration, Bordeaux’s grand, central Allées-de-Tourny turns into a vast outdoor restaurant. The celebration of food and drink sees eateries taking over the avenue. Also on the menu are early-evening, free, quickie cookery classes – and dinners cooked by Michelin-starred chefs from around south-west France. These include brisk introductions to top class cuisine from the chaps in question (they’re all chaps) before the meal. In all, we're talking of some 20 pop-up restaurants, 70,000 meals and 350,000 visitors. Details of chefs and menus are on the website, on which you may also book, should you wish to. For more information, see:  .


Speed dating bordeaux pacha

Speed dating bordeaux pacha