July 24, 2005
Casey Gibson Stage 21 photo gallery
Horner on the attack; goodbye to a rivalry
Casey B. Gibson/VeloNews
Graham Watson Stage 21 photo gallery
(L-R) Two legends exit the Tour: Armstrong & Leblanc; No wonder Voeckler's
3:25:32 back - look at that helmet; Arc de Triomphe; Lance & brood
-- from GrahamWatson.com
Jan's drinking problem
Ullrich's drinking problem
If ever there was a photo in search of a caption contest, this is it.
Caption suggestions in the comments, please.
My suggestion, "Unretiring?"
CyclingNews.com Stage 21 photo gallery
The Champagne shot; riders get an Eiffel; Breakin' 3: Parisian Boogaloo
-- from cyclingnews.com
July 20, 2005
GrahamWatson.com Stage 17 photo gallery
Armstrong, Hushovd, Savoldelli
-- from GrahamWatson.com
July 19, 2005
CN.com Stage 16 photo gallery posted
Evans gives his all; Pereiro sporting the red numbers; Horner made the early break
-- from cyclingnews.com
July 17, 2005
Graham Watson Stage 15 photo gallery
Sunflowers; Same as it ever was: Armstrong, Basso, Ullrich;
Three into two leaves Armstrong and Basso -- from GrahamWatson.com
It's print day over at GrahamWatson.com again; there are a number of prints available from today's stage.
cyclingnews.com Stage 15 photo gallery
Focused Ullrich lost more time; Armstrong
w/Casartelli's son; before and after --
Hincapie at 1996 Olympics
Hincapie @ 1996 Olympics
I'm working on getting a full gallery of photos from that race up, but in the meantime, here's Hincapie, just after his first Tour de France with Motorola.
The 1996 Olympics were the first games where the road race and time trial were open to the professionals. Hincapie rode with Lance Armstrong, Frankie Andreu, Greg Randolph, and Steve Hegg (just 5 riders per country, right?).
As always, click through for a larger image, and to see some of my other cycling pictures, including shots from three stages of the 2005 Tour de Georgia, and a gallery of shots from the 1996 Olympic time trial.
July 16, 2005
cyclingnews.com Stage 14 photo gallery posted
Totschnig on top, Ullrich alone, and crazy Colombian flag guy --
Tour black and white gallery
Velogal's link of the day is to a black and white collection of Tour photography by Tino Pohlmann. She bumped into Pohlmann earlier this week, and he set her up with a copy; it doesn't appear to be available in the US. Selected images are available in the gallery linked above.
There are landscapes, shots of fans, and a few pictures of racers. There are also desktop images available for download, at sizes up to 1600 x 1200.
(Seen at Velogal's Race Blog).
July 15, 2005
Graham Watson Stage 13 photo gallery posted
Horner leads the break; Bye bye 'Verde; and
Where's that guy from? -- from GrahamWatson.com
Add Watson to the list that says the Tour is over. With the abandon by Valverde, he says:
...we can only watch and see when Moreau drops off the pace and how soon Basso takes that 3rd-place for himself and perhaps attacks Rasmussen for his second place. It would have been a lot more exciting to have a Spaniard up there with these guys, for we are on the frontier with Spain and there will be hundreds of thousands of Spaniards waiting to cheer their men on.
July 14, 2005
Graham Watson Stage 12 photo gallery, stage report posted
Valverde; Triki asked "Where is the peloton?";
the happiest Bastille Day in France from GrahamWatson.com
July 13, 2005
Graham Watson photo gallery, commentary posted
Vino solo, Disco go-go, and T-mo mojo
July 12, 2005
cyclingnews.com Stage 10 photo gallery
Armstrong & Valverde shake, Vino no-go,
and Basso rolls in fifth from cyclingnews.com
BBC Stage 10 photo gallery
Those damn Cutters: photo from BBC Sport
July 11, 2005
CyclingNews rest day photo gallery
DS Riis suits up for training ride, Julich w/Olivia and family Hincapie:
George, Julia, Melanie from cyclingnews.com
July 10, 2005
Flickr-ing the TourFlickr to post their Tour photos.
Unlike most sports events played in controlled access stadiums, the Tour is run on public roads without admission, and the scale of the event, covering more than 100 miles most days makes it hard to be well positioned as a photographer.
Enter social networks: I can't be everywhere, but if 100 people lining the course cooperate, someone could photograph every single mile of most stages.
Unfortunately, through the early stages of the Tour, most of the photos tagged "tourdefrance" were pictures of people's TV sets.
I haven't seen much better at Buzznet, and Velogal seems to have SmugMug all to herself.
Am I missing some somewhere?
Fortunately, Oliver Regelmann has rectified that, going out to document the Tour's visit to Karlsruhe, and the opening miles of Stage 8.
July 06, 2005
Stage 5 wrapup
McEwen dedicated his stage win to his Davitamon-Lotto team:
"My team's done a mountain of work - it's good to pay them back."
He still says he's out of the green jersey chase:
"I haven't changed my mind... I was 44 points down this morning, now I'm down to 45 because I didn't do the intermediate sprints," he said.
"It would be a miracle to make it back into contention or it would take Tom a lot of very bad luck which, of course, I don't wish on him. Now I'm here for stage wins."
Cyclingnews sources have confirmed that Armstrong had hoped to wear the maillot jaune from start to finish in his final Tour De France, but his plans were foiled by CSC's Zabriskie. Now some observers in the Tour De France press room are saying that the Tour De France is over and that Armstrong and his strongest ever supporting squad will just keep the maillot jaune until Paris. CSC's Bjarne Riis might disagree with that. Despite his teams loss in Stage 4's Team Time Trial, the phlegmatic Riis was as positive and upbeat as he usually gets when Cyclingnews spoke with him before Stage 5. "We (Team CSC) talked a lot about what happened yesterday and now we're feeling OK. Yes, it was disappointing but Ivan (Basso) is well placed."
Changing, Flecha's breakaway, and
color-coordinated Dekker from cyclingnews.com
July 05, 2005
Graham Watson TTT photo gallery
Armstrong drives the train, Z rolls into finish, and
your once and current yellow jersey from grahamwatson.com
Josh from hyku points out that prints of any of these are available for order.
ThePaceline.com offers one of Watson's shots, of Discovery Channel on the podium, in sizes fit for a desktop.
CyclingNews TTT photo gallery
Disco butt-check, Heras resurgent and Popo's first jersey: cyclingnews.com
Sammarye “Velogal” Lewis has started posting some galleries at smugmug.com: You can order (very reasonably priced) prints of any of her shots, mostly off-the-bike shots. Today, she caught Robbie McEwen, apparently still arguing over his relegation yesterday in Stage 3.
Lewis is a co-author of Tour de France for Dummies.
Graham Watson Stage 3 photo gallery
There goes Dekker, Boonen & Cancellara and
Zabriskie's last night in yellow? from grahamwatson.com
cyclingnews.com Stage 3 photo gallery
Dekker's breakaway, Ullrich on the road and
the other side of Boonen from cyclingnews.com
July 04, 2005
AP photo wire available at ESPN
One of the best perks of working for CNN.com was access to our AP Photo wire server. I think it was the last OS/2 box I ever touched, and even in 1999, it provided most of its photos at 6 megapixels plus. Some of my favorite desktop images to this day came off that box.
You can get a taste of that with the Cycling Photo Wire at ESPN.com. The images are auto-posted as they move on the wire, so the turnaround time is much faster than the photo galleries at other sites.
The shot above was taken during today's stage, and posted about 30 minutes after it was taken.
July 03, 2005
Graham Watson Stage 2 photo gallery
Girona roommates Landis & Zabriskie, Voeckler leading the break
and the Tour's first sunflowers from grahamwatson.com
Here's Watson's Stage 2 Report from ThePaceline.com (free registration required).
CyclingNews monster Stage 2 photo gallery
Vino your Kazakh champ, Boonen takes the stage, and
Voeckler finds a jersey from cyclingnews.com
July 02, 2005
Graham Watson Stage 1 photo gallery
Levi, Fabian, Floyd, and Dave from GrahamWatson.com
During the Giro, he was providing on-demand prints for sale, so that you could order up-to-poster sized prints of his shots the day they were taken. I'm hoping that will return for the Tour.
CN.com Stage 1 photo gallery available
Zabriskie en fuego and in yellow, Vino on course from cyclingnews.com