Monday, July 30, 2007

Tour de France

CONTADOR conquered the Champs Elysee cobbles to finish winner of this troubled Tour de France yesterday. I was right there on the barriers watching not ligging as a press man but part of the spectacle. We shared our space with a six strong American family from Los Angeles. Sure the word drugs was mentioned but this magnificant avenue was en fete.
As a cyclist it was stunning to watch the riders circle the cobbles six times at speeds in excess of 30mph and always packed in a bunch. Photography from behind the barrier was a real challenge but I managed a few shots of which I am proud and will now try to post from my hotel in the Boulevard Raspail. However using a french language keyboard is complicated when used to qwerty.
It proved too complicated to add images..............

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