TdF in Pictures

16
Jul
2010

Well, we’ve only got 8 stages left in what’s sure to go down as another amazing Tour de France. There has been a lot of great racing and stories taking place over the first two weeks and I’m sure there will be more excitement in the days to come.

I have to say that its disappointing that Lance wasn’t able to at least be a contender in his last TdF. He has done so much for the sport and I really would have loved to see him still in the hunt.

Many others have already blogged about it, but definitely one of the best stories to come out of the 2010 Tour de France is Jens Voigt.  The day he had in Stage 9 is sure to be remembered for many years to come.

I also have to comment on yesterday’s stage finish.  Whoa, that was so insane and it’s really no surprise that Mark Renshaw got booted for his actions.  He really could have did some damage to Tyler Farrar….and you have to give it to Tyler for somehow managing to keep control while sprinting at such an insane speed (I’m pretty sure I heard one announcer say they were topping out at around 7okph).  If you happened to miss that finish, take a look at the nice headbutt he gives Julian Dean before moving over to cut off on Farrar.

As I mentioned in my first TdF post, in my opinion, Cycling Tips Blog has got some of the best blogging coverage of the Tour de France.  Wade has been in France since the start of the race and has been capturing some amazing photos and providing great insider coverage.  He has given me permission to post some of his personal photos, so I’m sharing them here with you today to celebrate some of the great moments in TdF 2010.

All photos courtesy of Wade Wallace at www.cyclingtipsblog.com (click on any of the pictures to blow them up)

Please head over to www.cyclingtipsblog.com to check out more photos as well as some incredible pictures that were taken by Sirotti.

Enjoy Your Ride

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3 Responses to “ TdF in Pictures ”

  1. VitaminLee on July 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Watching the TdF makes me anxious. The spectators drive me crazy, the way they step in the path of the cyclists and flay their arms about – I just about have an anxiety attack when I watch. Gotta love the Clean Bottle guy who’s always on a summit twirling – makes me giggle.

  2. Loving the Bike on July 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Hahahaha, thanks Clive. I’m not much of an arguer, but I will get back to you with my thoughts. I totally agree that Dean started it by shoving his elbow into Renshaw’s face, but it wasn’t the headbutting that I feel he should have been tossed for.

    It was how he cut off Tyler Farrar and almost sent him into the railing at 70kph. That really could have been nasty.

    Thanks for providing the link and for leaving your “argument” here for me. You’re a great Loving the Bike friend and I can’t wait to ride with you.

    Darryl

  3. Clive Chapman on July 17, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Awww, C’mon Darryl, it was the Kiwi who started it, no-one has said a word about that!

    What was Renshaw meant to do when the Kiwi rode at him? Take his hands off at that speed and fend him off? Nudging him with his head was about all he could do! It did look worse than it actually was though, don’t you think?

    I’ll agree his pissed off actions at blocking the second rider was out of order, but as I said on my Blog they’re all top class competitive animals and not babies, it’s rough out there!

    A banning was bang out of order and a relegation to the rear of the field was a more appropriate sanction.

    Here’s a great site that I follow by the way, http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/07/behind-scenes-of-team-htc-columbia-and.html just check out the live track link in the article, amazing technology!

    I’m looking forward to your rebuttal! I love a good sporting argument! :-)

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