Category Archives: Sports

Where to work out (and I do mean out)

What I appreciate most about Daglan’s Mayor and his council members is that they seem to focus on what residents and holiday makers in our area actually need or want. To the best of my knowledge, they spend no time … Continue reading

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Daglan, Allez ! Go !

Tomorrow (Saturday), our village plays host to a celebration of 100 years of the great game of rugby in the Céou Valley, which is where Daglan is (perhaps unsurprisingly) located. On the wall of the Mairie (the Mayor’s office) hangs … Continue reading

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For rugby fans only

This coming weekend, our little village is hosting a celebration of what is easily the favourite sport in southwest France — rugby. This banner gives the overview: Yes, it’s the centenary of the game of rugby in the valley of … Continue reading

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Return of the (mountain) bikers

This past weekend was the occasion for some serious, national-level competition among off-road bicycle racers — the kind of young daredevils who ride what the French call a VTT, which stands for an all-terrain bicycle. The competition was held once … Continue reading

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A toasty day for a hundred K

Clear blue skies. Barely a breeze. Temperatures hovering around 28 Celsius (82.4 F) at 4 in the afternoon. Perfect conditions for a long run, you say? Not if you’re running distance — and yesterday’s race in the Greater Daglan Area … Continue reading

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Polishing off the Tour de France

The time frame may be different, but our basic idea for finishing off the Tour de France — the Sunday “Ride into Paris” — is the same. Namely, Champagne, good food, good friends. When my wife Jan and I lived … Continue reading

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A taste of the Tour, 2017

The Tour de France passed through the Greater Daglan Area this past Tuesday (July 11), leaving lots of residents happy, and a bit fatigued. We were among them. For my wife Jan and me, it was our fourth personal encounter … Continue reading

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