…to join the same cycling tour that he had just been forced to cancel. He played the perfect host, met them at their hotel, took them to dinner at the George V (no less!) and then took them on a walking tour of what was rapidly becoming ‘his’ Paris. The shop window above says it all… ‘The Yellow Obsession’ – and the display behind the race bike is Le Tour’s Maillot Jaune, Maillot Vert and the Maillot a Pois. There’s always next year… But I felt for him at that moment.