July 29, 2007

ESPN offers excellent Tour slideshow

ESPN.com | ZOOM Gallery - 94th Tour de France

ESPN.com has an awesome, full-screen slideshow of some of their best photos from the 2007 Tour. I don't think the captions were written by cycling fans, though - one of the featured photos shows Tom Boonen and Gert Steegmans' “stage-ending duel.”

Posted by Frank Steele on July 29, 2007 in 2007 Tour de France photo galleries, Photo galleries | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 10, 2007

Stage 2 photo galleries

Stage 2's breakaway Boonen and Steegmans Vaitkus struggles to the line
The day's breakaway, Boonen and Steegmans at the line, and Vaitkus struggles to the finish, by Graham Watson, from his Stage 2 gallery.

Fred Rodriguez Boonen takes over green jersey
Fred Rodriguez and Tom Boonen, by Sirotti, from CyclingNews.com's Stage 2 Gallery.


VeloNews | The Tour comes to Ghent - A Casey Gibson Gallery

Posted by Frank Steele on July 10, 2007 in 2007 Tour de France photo galleries, Fred Rodriguez, Tom Boonen | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 09, 2007

Flickr'ing the Prologue

I think that Saturday's Prologue must be the most Flickr'ed sports event in history. With a million spectators viewing an event on public roads, there are at least hundreds of photos from the London Prologue posted on Flickr.

And the growth of the digital SLR means that a lot of them are really good quality pictures. Graham Watson doesn't have to worry yet, but the pros can't provide the coverage that a million spectators can.

Some of my favorites:

Didi, by One Del?

Christophe Moreau, by Rider Planto

Here's a quick rundown of notable photos of favorite riders:
Cancellara 2 in maillot jaune

Vinokourov 2 3 4

Andreas Klöden

Zabriskie 2 3


Thomas Dekker

Fränk Schleck

Levi Leipheimer 2

David Millar

Bradley “Oasis” Wiggins, and underway

Beautiful shot of Benoit Vaugrenard, who finished 10th Saturday.

by popsarmchair


Tour de France, by One Del?

Tour de France 2007, by Rider Planto (131)

Tour de France - Prologue (London) 2007, by seanieh66

Le Tour de France 2007 - Prologue, by photoverulam

Le Tour de France 2007 - Prologue, by resmith100 (92)

Le Tour de France 2007, by Adrian Perry (549!)

Le Tour, by Simon Clayson, who caught the angry bike change by Mark Cavendish yesterday and the group towing eventual stage winner Robbie McEwen back to the field.

Tour de France, by sarflondondunc

2007 july 07 tour de france prologue, by Dave Reinhardt (33)

Tour de France Prologue, by b3n bR0WN

Posted by Frank Steele on July 9, 2007 in 2007 Tour de France photo galleries, Alexandre Vinokourov, Andreas Klöden, Bradley Wiggins, Christophe Moreau, Dave Zabriskie, David Millar, Fabian Cancellara, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Mark Cavendish, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Voeckler | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 08, 2007

Prologue photo galleries

GrahamWatson.com | Prologue photo gallery

Graham Watson again offers prints of every photo in his current Tour gallery -- this is a great chance to get a print of a favorite rider competing in the London Grand Depart.

www.cyclingnews.com | Prologue photo gallery

BBC SPORT | Tour de France prologue photo gallery


BBC London | Tour de France Saturday

BBC London is collecting pictures from the public, and here's the collection from yesterday. Quality is not great -- there are several better Flickr photosets -- but there are some fun pictures in here.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 8, 2007 in 2007 Tour de France photo galleries, Andreas Klöden, Fabian Cancellara, George Hincapie | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack