I heard Chris Horner (and other riders) during interviews after yesterdays stage mention the effect of heat on the race. Chris said he preferred it a little warmer than other riders. He mentioned 105 and said that was comfortable but it got a little tough when it got to 107.
I initially thought he was referring to Fahrenheit but checked the weather in Tournous for today's stage and the temp @2pm (their time) was 88F.
Could they be referring to Heat Index? (heat + humidity)
Anyone there that can confirm the heat or temps at the race?
OT: I mentioned to a buddy of mine who is going there on an awesome Trek ride package where you ride the stages of the TdF, that Horner mentioned that the air conditioning was out at his hotel the night after Stage 6. My buddy said, that's fine as long as they get it working when he gets there. lol
Link to weather for Tournous Stage 7
Stage 6 Montargis
Stage 6 Geugon
Also tried another weather service for Montargis (when you get to the link below, select the "view detailed Observations" link - provides past 48hrs temps.
Roussis (different spelling so not certain the same location as Station de Rousses)