Thanks to a combination of friends living in France, good timing and the fortunate position of being able to afford the trip I was lucky enough to take in the sights of two stages of this years Tour de France. As the race comes to it’s conclusion this weekend I thought it might be a good time to reflect on the experience.
I’ve photographed at cycling events/tours in Britain before but the sheer size and scale of le Tour is amazing! It was such a buzz to photograph the top riders in the world and the intensity of such a short period of time to capture images as the groups pass is like no other type of photography I’ve experienced. I’d love to get out and photograph at another grand tour in the future if the opportunity arose.
I also managed to shave off around three seconds of my fifteen minutes of fame by popping up on Eurosport’s coverage (Well famous in my household at least!).
This is a small selection of some of my favourites from the days shooting, I’ll be uploading more over the next few days.