Pictures: Volta Catalunya in Banyoles

During our bicycling trip in the surroundings of Girona, we made a guided ride to Banyoles to watch the start of a stage in the Pro Tour race Volta Catalunya. It was a great opportunity to get much closer to the riders and bikes than e.g. in the Tour.

Our guide Jaume with Petri and Tero riding towards Banyoles

FdJeux LaPierre bikes

FDJeux uses beautiful LaPierre bikes

A Slipstream / Chipotle rider waits for the start. The team resides in Girona.

Caisse d’Epargne have Pinarello bikes, my favourites

A FDJeux rider rolls to the start area

Lövkvist and Hincapie

Thomas Lövkvist and George Hincapie of High Road prepare for the race

An Andalucia rider got a flat just before the start to the amusement of his team mates

Team Liquigas in the front line

All smiles before the stage

The stage has started

On the way back to Girona

Martin heading back to Girona

Getting the first colour on the pale legs and arms

Back at Ponte de Pedra after a nice day at Volta Catalunya



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