Following Dick Dastardly's dastardly plan to pop everyone else's tyres yesterday, the leader of team "Le Batard" has today painted a tunnel on a brick wall.
To everyone's amazement, the peloton swept through this adhoc structure and on to the finish in the South West town of Pau. Team Le Batard however were left further behind as a result of colliding with a brick wall in an attempt to get back into the day's main bunch.
Mr Dastardly had lead the race early on after securing a prologue win by catapulting himself using an oversized rubber band stretched between two trees. UCI officials fined him 5CHF for unsporting conduct, but allowed the result to stand as he claimed to be "French".
Tomorrow is a rest day, so there will be plenty of time for turning round signposts etc.