Friday, 19 July 2013

Sadly - Only two days to Go

The stage today didn't leave us disappointed. Pierre Rolland rode magnificently to put himself in contention for the Polka Dot Jersey and is only 1 point adrift of Froome. It would have been fantastic to see him take the stage today and make it a French 1- 2. It was also just as good to see Rui Costa cement his position  as one of the great strong men of this year's Tour and gain a second stage win....and no doubt increase  his value in the professional rider's market.
Nobody, or no team for that matter,  is able to challenge Froome this year. However, the battle for podium positions is now the most interesting part of this year's tour.  Quintana, Rodriguez and Contador are locked in a battle for the minor placings and tomorrow's stage from Annecy to Semnoz will finalise the Top 3.
The race pics below taken at Marlens at the roundabout before the climb to Col de l'Epin, at this point Rolland was still holding a good lead. You will recognise the key Aussies in these pics.
The other "Social Pics" were taken on our very relaxed ride around Lac D'Annecy before we settled in to watch the race go by at Marlens.


  1. Mm am sad but glad too Pete as cant take too many more late nights, I wont be able to watch it tonight or tomorrow night so will savour the recording of it .. if remember to reset the one for tomorrow night to ultra late time of 2am! would watch it otherwise but that is waaay too late!

    ah was glad Rolland is one point off but will depend on Semnoz for him, I guess. I was so barracking for him he has a lion's heart.

    Annecy was that beautiful when we were there the clarity of the lake is simply amazing isn't it? truly sometime wonder at .. and the markets were some of best we went to still have few things I bought there.. there was a tremendous storm at about 3pm that day and had hail as well and it was as spectacular a memory with raindrops, hail and shop various lights danced on the cobbled streets.. Enjoy, bruvver! Shaz.x

  2. Wonderful photos of the scenery and cyclists! What an exciting race and you will take home so many good memories! Thank you for sharing them with us!