5 responses

  1. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011

    Fantastic photos of Nice which reminded me of the 2009 TDF which ran west along the waterfront. Watched the race leave Monaco and then rode along the beaches to arrive west of the harbour where i awaited the arrival of the Peloton . Using the cycle path i was able to ride through to the point where the race turned inland a few kilos before Stephan Roche’s Hotel .

    Doubt that the racers were too worried about me keeping pace but had a few hairy moments where i had to hop kerbs and avoid the odd dog that was loose on the footpath, glad they didn’t try to interfere with the race though.

    Commented to Boris on many occasions that he should be wearing a helmet and so was pleased to see that he did on this occasion ! Some think that helmets are unnecessary but at the Tour Med i came around a sharp corner going downhill in the first 10 km out of Carnoux and clattered really hard leaving a dent in the helmet . Whole left side locked up for days and the left pelvic joint still feeling odd but no head damage . Those who think they can choose where to have a crash should leave the helmet at home instead of strapped to the handlebars , could save their embarrassment !

    Instead of going Biot to Toulon i enjoyed the next couple of days sun and warmth around Nice and Monaco and Ventimiglia , then the Embolism pains cut in and a speedy trip back to Austria resulted . Memories of previous Paris-Nice Events are almost as colourful as these photos !

    • Anonymous
      March 12, 2011

      Thanks for sharing your France cycling memories…fantastic. I can’t wait until I have memories like that of my own.

      Darryl

      • Anonymous
        March 12, 2011

        thanks for reply .

        do you want to swap links to blogs ?

        please advise

        ciao

      • Anonymous
        March 12, 2011

        I’d love to add you to our Crank Listed Cycling Blog Directory. Please submit it a http://cranklisted.com and I’ll get it up.

        Darryl

  2. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011

    That looks awesome. Thanks for the photos and report. Seeing the spring races starting up is making me start to drool.

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

Back to top
mobile desktop