Louis Bien


Louis is a writer, copy editor and layout "roomba" for SB Nation. He graduated from Wisconsin after growing up in Ann Arbor, Mich. Freshman year was weird. Speaks French non-terribly.


Tour de France is the best sporting event


Go to the Tour de France. Just go.

Tour de France chronicle: On Paris and farts

On Paris and the Tour de France ... and farts as an allegory.

The life of a Tour de France super fan


It's possible to chase the Tour de France from town to town. You just have to be willing to make a few extreme sacrifices.

Tour de France chronicle: What to do about fans?


The Tour de France should do something about the dangerous proximity of fans to riders, but doing so could hurt one of the world's best live sporting experiences.

The most dedicated Tour de France fan is Dutch


Dutch and Belgian fans have been the most fun along the Tour de France route, but none are crazier than Joeren.

The Tour de France caravan is moronic fun


You thought the point of going to the Tour de France was to watch riders zoom by. You thought wrong.


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Ray Rice will sit out for the first two games of the 2014 season for his arrest last February on an assault charge, when video footage caught the running back dragging his unconscious fiancee out...

TdF chronicle: The mystic Pyrenees


The Pyrenees may be France's most striking feature, and the mountain range will be the dramatic setting to one of the Tour de France's last remaining pivotal stages.

The French version of a NASCAR infield

If you're going to the Tour de France, forget the start and finish towns. Park yourself next to a sprint.

TdF chronicle: Driving as a religious experience


The best parts about experiencing the Tour de France are outside the course itself, from the endearing scene before every race to the bliss of driving through one of the world's most eclectic...

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