A little more on John Kerry at the Tour de France…
Sen. John Kerry arrived at the Tour de France on Friday night, on hand for the race he’s wanted to see again since he was a kid living in France in the 1950s.
However, last year’s Democratic presidential nominee wanted to keep a low profile and brought no entourage for his weekend visit. He drank beer in the parking lot with Tour workers Friday night.
Then on Saturday, the cycling fan rode in the red Tour car with event director Jean Marie Leblanc. Kerry also was invited onto the Discovery Channel team bus to visit with Lance Armstrong before the stage.
The two met a year ago, and talked via mobile phone during last year’s Tour. Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow also were in Boston last November to watch the election results at Kerry headquarters.
Like Armstrong, Kerry is a cancer survivor and has been wearing a LiveStrong bracelet since they came out last summer. A woman in Iowa gave Kerry the bracelet, and he has yet to take it off.
It was at the final election event that Armstrong invited Kerry to be his guest at this year’s Tour.