Top Photos – 2016

My favorite photo from the 2016 Tour de Travoy shows Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas getting a wheel change in Anglefort during the Tour de France. Getting to see a wheel change at a cycle race is very rare and a bit like being in the crowd and catching a home run ball at a baseball game. This was no ordinary wheel change as Geraint later  criticized the Mavic service car on Twitter for not drafting him back to the peloton. On a stage when not much changed in the race overall this was the most controversial incident by far that day and we were incredibly lucky to get to see it. In all, I took over 6000 photos during 51 days on the 2016 Tour de Travoy including over 300 on the day I cycled along the D-Day beaches in Normandy. Each day, I picked out a photo which best described the day and I have featured the best photos below.
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Day 04 – Predator stands guard over a mountain pass in Switzerland
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Day 06 – Motorway near Aigle in Switzerland
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Day 07 – Road up to Col de la Forclaz near Martigny
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Day 08 – Travoy at the Col du Grand Saint Bernard
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Day 09 – Monument to Maurice Garin at Arvier in Italy
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Day 10 – Mont Blanc, which is known as Monte Bianco in Italy
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Day 11 – Saint Bernard Hospice on the Petit Saint Bernard
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Day 12 – Some souvenirs from the Petit saint Bernard
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Day 13 – Crossing over the Isere river at the foot of the Col de la Madeleine
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Day 14 – Two fishermen in the Isere river near Ugine
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Day 15 – Cable stay bridge over the Rhone near Soysin
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Day 16 – French flag on a balcony of a house near Nantua
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Day 17 – World War 2 memorial to the French Resistance
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Day 18 – Mural showing a festival scene in days gone by
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Day 19 – Roadside shrine for a Frenchman shot by the Germans during World War 2
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Day 20 – Massey Ferguson tractor with a load of logs
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Day 21 – Water tower surrounded by a field of wheat in Everly
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Day 22 – Roadworks near Provins
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Day 23 – TGV railway tracks near Senlis
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Day 24 – Sign at campsite in Bresles the same day as the Euro 2016 Final
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Day 25 – Karen and Jamie in a pedal boat in Pierrefonds
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Day 26 – Packing the boot of the Jeep at Camping la Marjorie in Lons le Saunier
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Day 27 – Tucking into a burger at a restaurant in Aix les Bains
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Day 28 – Breakfast in McDonalds on Bastille Day in Aix les Bains
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Day 29 – Maurice Garin mural in Servier near Annecy
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Day 30 – Hiring bikes to cycle along the Annecy Lake cycle-path 
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Day 31 – Waiting for the Tour de France in Anglefort
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Day 32  – At the start of the Tour de France stage in Moirans-en-Montagne
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Day 33 – Tucking into some pizzas at a restaurant in Bresles
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Day 34 – Queuing up for the flight back to Dublin at Beauvais airport
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Day 35 – Massey Ferguson tractor factory in Beauvais
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Day 36 – 1431 Panorama exhibition building in Rouen
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Day 37 – Chateau Gaillard near Les Andeleys in Normandy
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Day 38 – Crossing over the river Seine on the Pont de Normandie
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Day 39 – Shrub in the shape of a dinosaur on a roundabout in Villers-sur-Mer
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Day 40 – Les Braves sculpture at Omaha Beach near Vierville-sur-Mer
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Day 41 – Crashed car on the road to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
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Day 42 – Mangled gears on my bike in Cherbourg
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Day 43 – Stealth battleship beside the Spinnaker in Portsmouth harbour
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Day 44 – Getting the train from London to Holyhead
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Day 45 – Herd of cattle blocking the road near Castleblayney in Ireland
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