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Tour de France: Stage 2 – Monaco to Brignoles

Sunday, 12. July 2009 14:03

I didn’t get around to writing this post before we took a quick trip to Rome, but I wanted to document it on the blog anyways.

I picked up Joe’s Dad, Rick, and his wife, Leslie, from the airport last Sunday and we gave them the VIP Tour de France treatment. OK, not really, but after a quick stop at the house to drop off the bags and pick up our picnic lunch, we joined friends who had already staked out an area along the route.

No sooner had we arrived, than the publicity caravan came through the area.

Tour de France: Stage 2

We soon found that the best way to get all the loot that the caravan throws out is to have all of the cute kids in the front (although, admittedly, this is not their best shot. I think it was time for lunch.)

Tour de France: Stage 2

We also learned that the gendarmerie moves their officers along the race route via helicopter. Their landing pad was in the field right behind our spot. The kids were thrilled!

Tour de France: Stage 2

And then the racers came by so fast that I couldn’t get a picture that was in focus.

Tour de France: Stage 2

But, fortunately, Joe was in a better spot with a better camera.

Tour de France: Stage 2

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Sophia’s View: The Tour de France

Monday, 6. July 2009 15:18

I let Sophia use my camera a few times while we were at the Tour de France on Saturday. I didn’t bring hers along because I was already feeling a bit like a pack mule. Just thought I’d share the 4-year-old’s view of the Tour.

Taken by Sophia

Taken by Sophia

Taken by Sophia

Taken by Sophia

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Tour de France: Monaco Prologue

Monday, 6. July 2009 15:09

We took the train into Monaco on Saturday for the Prologue time trial for the Tour de France.

Le Grand Depart.
Tour de France Prologue

Lance! In front of the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Tour de France Prologue

Levi Leipheimer
Tour de France Prologue

George Hincapie
Tour de France Prologue

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Book Now!

Thursday, 23. October 2008 21:11

Check it out. The Tour de France this year starts in Monaco and then practically runs through our backyard (OK, not really but stage 2 comes really, really close).

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