Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Colbrelli pursues

Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - Cobrelli pursues Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) in pursuit of David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) flying down a treachorous wet road - Colbrelli edged out Michael Matthews in the sprint but still not quite enough to catch Mark Cavendish for Green - yet. Cavendish survives these mountain stages - but Colbrelli … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Colbrelli pursues

Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Flying down!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 15 -Flying down! Some wonderful descending on show in this stage, as well as gruelling climbing at other times... Here is some wonderful descending by a trio which included Guillaume Martin his Cofidis colleague, Rubén Fernández and Mattia Cattaneo of Deceuninck Quick Step - Martin gave it everything but … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Flying down!

Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – Summer skies and the scent of lavender

Tour de France 2021 - Stage12, Summer skies and the scent of lavender The last scenic painting for now but I really couldn't resist this view - No mistaking where this is at all! We always think, traditionally, of sunflowers with the Tour de France - and of course, with good reason, but to suddenly … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 12 – Summer skies and the scent of lavender

Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – The weirdness that is Mont Ventoux

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 11, The weirdness that is Mont Ventoux, Mont Ventoux always reminds me of the moon, with its white, grey stoney surface - beautiful shades of Naples yellow and grey - and what seems to be little in the way of living things... It's a strange and evocative scene - … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – The weirdness that is Mont Ventoux

Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – A somewhat Mallorcan Corner

Tour de France 2021 - Stage11, A somewhat Mallorcan corner Something about this lovely scene, a prelude to two merciless climbs of Mont Ventoux, reminded me of Mallorca - The stone wall and field of orderly olive trees, with pines in the distance, just take me back! It's been a while now sadly, like many … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 – A somewhat Mallorcan Corner

Tour de France 2021: Stage 10 – A beautiful leadout, No.33 for Cavendish – SOLD

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 10, A beautiful leadout - Sold Something in the air.... definitely proved to be right - The crosswinds blew, the echelons formed, but the Deceuninck–Quick-Step team protected their missile, ready for the perfect leadout by Michael Mørkøv - all of them rode their hearts out, taking turns for him. … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 10 – A beautiful leadout, No.33 for Cavendish – SOLD