Col d’Izoard (Tour de France) – Wa Wa Barguil wins the stage while Va Va Froome wraps up his fourth Tour de France

July 20th 2017 (Day 73) Today's photo shows the Simon Yates and Chris Froome leading the peloton during Stage 18 of the Tour de France. The photo was taken about 3 km from the stage finish at the top of the Col d'Izoard. Romain Bardet and Rigoberto Uran are hidden behind Froome but you can … Continue reading Col d’Izoard (Tour de France) – Wa Wa Barguil wins the stage while Va Va Froome wraps up his fourth Tour de France

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Looking back at the 1987 Tour de France, which was won by Stephen Roche after an epic fightback on the slopes of La Plagne

(#01 - Top 10 Highlights from 2016 Tour de Travoy) The photo above shows Stephan Roche trying to hang on as Pedro Delgado in the Yellow Jersey attacks in the Alps during the 1987 Tour de France. By the time the Tour finished in Paris a few days later, the Yellow Jersey would be on … Continue reading Looking back at the 1987 Tour de France, which was won by Stephen Roche after an epic fightback on the slopes of La Plagne

What a day as we get to see one of the most controversial wheel changes ever in the Tour de France

(#06 - Top 10 Highlights from 2016 Tour de Travoy) The photo above shows Geraint Thomas, the Welsh Team Sky cyclist, getting a wheel change in Anglefort from the Mavic neutral service mechanic during Stage 15 of the Tour de France. Witnessing a wheel change at a cycling race is a rare event and it is … Continue reading What a day as we get to see one of the most controversial wheel changes ever in the Tour de France

Waiting for Pinot (and Quintana) during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

(#01 – Top 10 Highlights from 2015 Tour de Travoy) The photo above shows Nairo Quintana as he sped past us on Stage 20 of the Tour de France about 4.5 km from the summit of Alpe d’Huez. Earlier, we had watched enthralled as Quintana kept attacking Chris Froome at the start of the climb. … Continue reading Waiting for Pinot (and Quintana) during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

Shock and awe plus fireworks a plenty on Bastille Day in the Tour de France

(#05 – Top 10 Highlights from 2015 Tour de Travoy) The photo above shows fireworks above the Chateau Fort in Lourdes in France on Bastille Day in 2015.  A few hours earlier in the nearby town of Tarbes, I had watched as the Tour de France peloton whooshed past me at the start of Stage … Continue reading Shock and awe plus fireworks a plenty on Bastille Day in the Tour de France

A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during Stage 19 of the 2015 Tour de France

(#09 – Top 10 Highlights from 2015 Tour de Travoy) The photo above shows a crazy spectator trying to slap Alberto Contador as he cycles past at the start of the final climb of Stage 19 in the 2015 Tour de France.  This incident happened just opposite where myself and my brother Noel were standing. … Continue reading A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during Stage 19 of the 2015 Tour de France

2016-07-19 (Day 33) Nantua – Moirans – Bresles

Today's photo shows Chris Froome being interviewed by French TV after signing in before the start of Stage 16 of the Tour de France in Moirans-en-Montagne. The French public are certainly warming to Chris Froome as only Peter Sagan got a bigger cheer than Froome from the crowd. Last year, I had watched Froome sign … Continue reading 2016-07-19 (Day 33) Nantua – Moirans – Bresles

2016-07-17 (Day 31) Annecy – Anglefort – Nantua

Today's photo shows Geraint Thomas, the Welsh Team Sky cyclist, getting a wheel change in Anglefort from the Mavic neutral service mechanic during Stage 15 of the Tour de France. Witnessing a wheel change at a cycling race is a rare event and it is a bit like catching a ball after a home run at … Continue reading 2016-07-17 (Day 31) Annecy – Anglefort – Nantua

2015-07-25 Alpe d’Huez ~ Waiting for Godot and Pinot during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

Today's photo shows Nairo Quintana as he sped past us on Stage 20 of the Tour de France about 4.5 km from the summit of Alpe d'Huez. About 150 km traveled today from Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez and back. Today was Alpe d'Huez day, a day I had been looking forward to all year. The … Continue reading 2015-07-25 Alpe d’Huez ~ Waiting for Godot and Pinot during an epic stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Alpe d’Huez

2015-07-24 St Jean de Maurienne – A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during the 2015 Tour de France

Today's photo shows a banner at a roundabout in St. Jean de Maurienne welcoming the Tour de France to the town. Romain Bardet had won the stage which finished in St. Jean de Maurienne the day before and we were looking forward to seeing the Tour leave from the same town the next morning. About … Continue reading 2015-07-24 St Jean de Maurienne – A crazy fan almost causes havoc at Saint Jean de Maurienne during the 2015 Tour de France

2015-07-15 Lourdes ~ Watching the Tour de France go by in Lourdes

Lourdes is just so beautiful and there are fewer more spiritual places in France to watch the Tour roll by than this historic town. I had hoped to get some shots of the peleton going past the Notre Dame basilica but the TDF route took the cyclists through the town centre about half a mile … Continue reading 2015-07-15 Lourdes ~ Watching the Tour de France go by in Lourdes

2015-07-14 Auch – Lourdes ~ Shock and awe in the Tour de France plus fireworks a plenty on Bastille Day

Today's photo shows the Tour de France about 10 minutes after it had set off from Tarbes on the first stage in the Pyrenees. An early start as well for me today as had to get up before 5 in order to make it to Tarbes in time to see the Tour. Had to wait … Continue reading 2015-07-14 Auch – Lourdes ~ Shock and awe in the Tour de France plus fireworks a plenty on Bastille Day