Posted: 21 May 2022 3 min. read

Stage 1 - The hero, trivia, and story of day one

Deloitte Partners Cycling 2022

Hard data of the day

Day: Saturday 21 May
From: Gare TGV Marne la Vallée
To: Augerville la Rivière

# kilometers: 106
# altimeters: 500
# flat tyres: 1 (Ben wins)
# bananas consumed: 57
# hours on the bike (shortest): 4
# hours on the bike (longest): 4



Hero of the day

Jürgen Foré! He was the one who was able to fix the first minor technical hiccup. He repaired Anne Tilleux’s derailleur in a jiffy. We were back on the road within five minutes. So, our Hero of the Day is Formidastic Foréke.
 

Trivia of the day

Apart from the Disney castles, we passed another quite impressive castle: le Château de Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometres south-east of the centre of Paris. It is one of the largest French royal châteaux. Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon,… they all lived there. 

And today, we took our second group photo in front of the Château. Another highlight in the rich history of Fontainebleau.


Group photo in front of the Château de Fontainebleau.
 

Story of the day

It was a fantastic sight to find our shining bikes all brushed and cleaned up at the start. We were told that the state of the bikes before the big cleaning exercise “met some expectations.” Well, at the start, it was more like “substantially exceeding expectations.” Thanks, Team Kortweg. 

A few partners went to the bike doctor before the trip to make sure their bikes are in perfect condition. Some also installed new brake pads, resulting in sounds comparable with a mist horn or a cow in labour. At least we now know when Rolf Driesen arrives.

It was a fantastic sight to find our shining bikes all brushed and cleaned up at the start. We were told that the state of the bikes before the big cleaning exercise “met some expectations.” Well, at the start, it was more like “substantially exceeding expectations.”

Help our good causes

You are invited to sponsor their bike ride and contribute to the worthy causes that they have chosen to support: 
BerrefondsFund IsaanJoin2BikeMaggie goes to Mombasa, and The International Committee of the Red Cross. Your contribution to helping these charities make an even greater impact is highly appreciated.

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Rolf Driesen

Rolf Driesen

Managing Partner, Consulting

Rolf Driesen is managing partner of Consulting, a practice with 1,000 consultants working across five offerings: Strategy, Analytics and M&A, Customer & Marketing, Business Operations, and Human Capital and Enterprise Performance. The last 20 years, Rolf has advised clients across a variety of industries and helped them to deliver their critical business transformation programmes. These programmes include shared services, outsourcing, offshoring, and business portfolio changes and restructurings.