Finally back in Finland, I start by publishing the photos from the Tour. The prologue photos aren’t that great, my compact camera just didn’t cope with the speed the riders had at the Serpentine. The light conditions were really challenging too. In Canterbury it was much easier to get good pics.
Kjell Carlström (Liquigas/Finland) starting his third tour with the prologue time trial.
Norwegian fans waiting for Thor Hushovd.
Alexander Vinokurov (Astana / KAZ) doing a solid prologue performance.
Christophe Moreau (AG2R, FRA), the French favourite.
Michael Rogers (T-Mobile / AUS)
The Tour Caravan arrives to Canterbury. I like the Credit Lyonnais Lion-car!
Can you find a more stylish limousine?
This champ is Tired. Why can’t those stupid cyclists speed up?
The Milram train is right on schedule, but a bit short.
The winner Robbie McEven’s black helmet in the middle in about tenth position. 600 meters, and he takes the stage.
The bunch passes in a horrendous speed. The big Discovery guy is probably George Hincapie, a rider with the same age, height and weight as me. Good guy, that.
Giving it all. Got to catch the ferry to Dunkirk.
David Zabriskie (CSC / USA) had a troubled Tour with feet problems.
Cedric Hevre (Agritubel / FRA) leads the unlucky Mark Cavendish (T-Mobile / GBR), who as a home favourite had a fall twenty kilometres before goal. Stéphane Auge (Cofidis / FRA) follows.
Yes, I’m there! Next day I got a haircut.
The Cannondale bikes of team Liquigas are really great looking.