In France, Cycling Fans Strive to Keep Bumps in the Road

April 10, 2015 7:53 PM

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In France, Cycling Fans Strive to Keep Bumps in the Road

Volunteers preserve cobblestone stretches of race route; ‘we’ll never finish our work’

MONS-EN-PÉVÈLE, France—When Daniel Accou closes his eyes, he sees cobblestones. Half a century of working on them will do that to you. On winding roads all over the Nord-Pas de Calais region, here by the Belgian border, he laid and re-laid them until he was doing it in his dreams.

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