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Le TOUR’19: First Week Photo & Video Gallery

Tour’19 Photo and Video Gallery: We should now be halfway through the first week of the 2020 Tour de France, but we all know about COVID-19. To keep our spirits up we’ve picked some of the coolest images of last year’s French Grand Tour to present in our ‘Tour First Week Gallery’.

Click on the blue stage number for race report and more pics.

The King of Cycling – Eddy Merckx

Teams Presentation:

The ‘Tour Village’ was a big hit in Brussels

The Tour de France took over the centre of Brussels

Team Ineos – Will the Tour’19 trophy stay with Geraint Thomas?

As expected, Eddy Merckx was very popular at the Tour presentation

Teams presentation video:

Stage 1:

There was as many fans at the start of stage 1 as for the presentation

Greg Van Avermaet wanted that first KOM jersey

Not a good start to the Tour for Jakob Fuglsang

Mike Teunissen was sweaty and happy to be in yellow

Stage 1 on-board camera:

Stage 2 TTT:

Not sure I would want to be in Tony Martin’s place – That yellow skinsuit is quite thin

The Atomium was a perfect back drop for the TTT finish area

Van Avermaet is popular with his home fans

“You are nearly as good as my grandson!”

Last kilometre of stage 2:

Stage 3:

Some nice-shop fronts in Binche

Another fan packed town square

Typical steep little climbs

Tim Wellens was after the KOM jersey

Alaphilippe attacks on stage 3:

Stage 4:

New yellow jersey – Julian Alaphilippe

KOM jersey, helmet and bike for Tim Wellens

The first full stage on home French soil

Elia Viviani and Julian Alaphilippe – Another winning day for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Onboard camera stage 4:

Stage 5:

The word is that ‘BalaVerde’ has lost 10kg for the Tour – Should be the ‘ThinRainbowBullet’ now

Tim Wellens in the break again, taking those KOM points

Peter Sagan shows the form of the past – Stage win and green jersey

100% Sagan

Sagan battles stage 5:

Stage 6:

Just incase you didn’t know it was the start of the climb

The Tour has its own ‘Strade Bianche’

Dylan Teuns made sure of the stage win

Behind; it was Geraint Thomas who showed his form

André Greipel Tweeted that: “I heard cyclo cross is in style atm so I tried a bit of this and hopefully it brings me good legs like @WoutvanAert @mathieuvdpoel and others….”

Last kilometre stage 6:

Stage 7:

The heroes of stage 6 – Teuns, Wellens and Ciccone

The village was out to see the Tour go through

Giulio Giulio does suit yellow

The finish was uphill, but not much

Did I win?

BRAVO Groenewegen!

Onboard camera stage 7

# The 2020 Tour de France will (we hope) now start on August the 29th – Stay PEZ. #

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