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    My pix from TDF stage 7

    Saturday was my annual pilgrimage to watch the Tour de France. Despite big plans to make an event out of this and ride in a big group, only Mrs SwissBuster and I actually biked. We chose to watch at the Cote de Cruseilles, a Cat 3 climb which was within riding range of home. I forgot my map which meant it turned out to be a slightly more ambitious than planned ride: 100km in total with about 1000m of vertical. Still it was a gorgeous day.

    OldManBuster took my nephews along by car and provided a 5-star full picnic experience, complete with paté, french bread, cheese and the obligatory bottle of rouge, all enjoyed on deck-chairs under a parasol waiting for the riders to come by. I passed on the wine and drank about 3 litres of eau minerale instead.

    Anyway, enough waffling; here are my shots of the 2007 Tour.

    The Tour is coming!



    Lead group comes through with a 5 minute advantage:


    The main peleton:


    The back of the main pack.


    The main bunch rides over the Cote de Cruseilles.


    I have a pretty scary shot clearly demonstrating that Leipheimer has not been keeping his chest cleanly shaved whilst in France, but I'll spare you that horror!
    Last edited by SwissBuster; 07-15-2007 at 01:24 PM.

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    very nice pictures. watching the tour must be a pretty cool experience.
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    Cool pictures, thanks for posting them here. It is kind of a goal of mine to see The Tour in person one day, and the Isle of Man TT. Cool post...

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    Its fun to watch, I got to see stage 16 / 17 last year. I like the little carnival that comes through ahead of the riders. I was to go and ride the Col du Columbiere with a group this year but just could not get out of work...thanks for sharing a couple pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    ...watching the tour must be a pretty cool experience.
    it's on tv, you know?

    i watch the race every morning (west coast usa), but imagine that being there must be electrifying and exciting.

    great pics!

    ms k
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    Awesome Swiss. Sounds like a fun day riding to the race from your house.

    Cheers,
    EB

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