Planning for the future is tough with my wife’s cancer raging wildly. Normally I’d already the our routing chosen, and places to stay, and in fact I started getting a really good handle on that right about the time my wife’s health went south. It’s a really tough route to try and see; the TdF organizers chose to make pretty much every stage end-to-end (the next day starts where the prior day ended) instead of a few central locations in the middle of several stages.
Still planning on going, assuming my wife’s health improves enough (don’t even want to think about the alternative), but might have to do something quite different, maybe hitting up a few climbs in Italy, ticking off the box for the Stelvio (a bucket-list climb for cyclists everywhere) and then see just the last two or three stages. That would be quite a different experience, but this has been quite a different year for me.