Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tour de France 2011

Rob and I spent Thursday along side the road waiting and then briefly watching the Tour de France. Had to come home to follow it later on television. The majority of photos are of the caravanne which precedes the tour by about an hour. Hats, tooters, cakes, crisps,newspapers, key rings etc were thrown from the passing vehicules at fairly high speeds.

No not a real rider!

Rather large dog?

Yes he was real!

After the caravanne, waiting for the tour

Is there anything coming?

The front runners.

Then a gap - filled with support cars

Board has numbers of those in the breakaway group, looking up to the helicopter above.

The Peleton

 As they pass by.

This video gives an impression of the caravanne racing by. It was very windy and the background noise is the wind not my breathing. You will see why you need to look at the photos - it is almost impossible to see what is wizzing by.

Video of the event, terrible pictures but an idea of what it was like to be there.

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