The Glass Menagerie.

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The first thought that entered my mind as I woke up every day during the Tour de France is what lenses should we run today?  Unlike much action sports photography, shooting a 21-day bike… Continue reading

They Were the Best of Tour Times

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When days are measured in the 21 stages of the Tour de France, the morning after Stage 21 is disorienting. The proper order of things, numerically speaking, is 21 then 22. But in… Continue reading

These Guys, These Effin’ Guys.

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Taking One for the Team. These words could never find a greater embodiment than in the daily role of a soigneur. Talk about taking one for the team. Soigneurs might possibly be the… Continue reading

A Ride-Along With Team Astana

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Initially I was asked if I get motion sick and then given the following instructions: We will pack you a lunch, unless you are a vegetarian – then we just feed you apples and… Continue reading

It’s the Tour. It’s a bike race. It’s awesome: An Interview With Frankie Andreu

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If you’re a cycling fan and you’ve lived in an underground bunker for the last twenty years, then perhaps you have no idea who Frankie Andreu is. Otherwise, to those who follow professional… Continue reading

Le Village Départ

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There’s a place at the Tour de France where you can eat a waffle on a stick, watch a mime (clad in a Tour de France helmet), ride a Penny-farthing, and stand among… Continue reading

Mountain Stage Superfan Culture

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A nun, a tiger, a grumpy baguette, a phallus, and a slutty cop walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Hey, aren’t you going to miss the finish?” No mistaking… Continue reading

Pie in the SKY.

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Thinking of those magical moments gelled in time. You know those moments; the ones that get talked about in late night dinners, with too many empty bottles of wine scattered across the table,… Continue reading

Pizza, No Pizza

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We might have arrived in Corsica to chase the Tour de France around the island, but who knew that we’d also be chasing pizza. Our first day in Corsica, we drove from the… Continue reading

Newbies Don’t Wait

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Oh, just wait. That’s what media veterans of the Tour keep telling me. When I saw my first fleet of team vehicles: Oh, just wait, imagine 19 sets of those. When I lagged… Continue reading