Shooting the Tour de France on the Champs Elysees is a great assignment and an opportunity that very few photographers can experience. While the fans are set back from the famous boulevard making getting a good shot all but impossible, the working shooters are right in the thick of the action.
Pez-Man Nick O’Brien joined an exclusive group allowed to ride the full Tour de France stage 5 distance from Beauvais to Caen – 219 mostly flat kms across northern France – just hours ahead of the actual race. Closed roads, cheering fans, a fast closing caravan… this was not your average Tuesday ride…
It’s another American success in Paris – somehow there were no more bizarre twists or turns today, and Floyd Landis navigated the final stage without mishaps to score his maiden Tour de France win. Given the amount of time he spent chatting with other riders in the peloton today, I think his win seems a pretty popular one.
This must be one of the best Tours de France in a long time, not for the nervous, we've had it all, scandal, attacks, come backs and epic rides. All that's left to decide the 2006 Tour de France is 57 km of individual suffering. Lance has gone, there’s a new guy on the block, long live the king!
How much more drama can a bunch of cycling freaks handle? From the dismissals before the start of the Tour, to the rise, fall, and rise again of Floyd Landis in the high mountains, it’s almost too much to take! Today’s flat run to Macon left the Alps behind, and was the last chance for sprinters’ glory…
PEZ-Man braving the Tour in the field, James Hewitt, finds himself in Albertville for the final day in the mountains of 2006. After such a spectacular day at the TdF its pretty hard to try to compete with the Floyd so I will not try but if you are so inclined, read on!