tour de france 2011

Three Weeks In July, In Three Minutes

During the month of July, Veeral Patel and I took over 10,000 photos of all 21 stages of the Tour de France. What to do with all those images? You can see them all in the photo mosaic above or you can watch over 3000 of them in just 3 minutes:


Le Tour Diary | Stage 20, It’s Only 00’57”

We’ve all watched Cadel Evans’ career progress over the past 20 years. It’s been nearly a decade that Cadel started racing grand tours and it seems like such a long haul for him to finally make it this far. A few riders have peaked at a young age and had everything go their way to […]


Le Tour Diary | Stage 19 – And Then There Were Three

We were expecting fireworks yesterday and what we got was a nuclear explosion! I’ve never seen anything like the spectacle of the crowds up on Alpe d’Huez. I was torn between taking photos, watching the race, and getting into the thick of it with the Dutch.


Le Tour Diary | Stage 18

This year’s Tour has had everything. Racing for time on the descents, GC contenders in breakaways, a left field maillot jaune, and a World Champion who is worth his weight in gold. And it’s not over yet. There’ll be fireworks on Alpe d’Huez tomorrow!


Le Tour Diary | Stage 14

I didn’t go to the top of Plateau de Beille today, but I know for certain by seeing the stage on television that Voeckler is the sensation of this year’s tour. I don’t think anyone can argue that. He stayed with the best climbers in the world and responded to Schleck’s attacks better than anyone […]


Le Tour Diary | Stage 13

Talk about a stage with mixed emotions. It was impossible not to feel sorry for Jérémy Roy after such impressive rides yesterday and today, but watching Hushovd come over the finish line after relentlessly clawing back after getting dropped on the Aubisque was sensational. It gives the rest of us blokes with 82kg frames hope […]


Le Tour Diary | Stage 11

Up until now the Tour has been very exciting from my perspective, but I can see why you folks in Australia may opt to watching the highlights on SBS instead of staying up until 1am to watch each stage. But it’s about to change…


Le Tour Diary | Stage 10, The Race Convoy

Getting to ride in a team car during a major bike race is one of the most exhilarating experiences you could ever have. I wish each and every one of you could experience it at least once. I’ve had the good fortune to have done this a few times and it’s an amazing way to […]


Le Tour Diary | Stage 9, Tour de France Jinxed

The Tour lost a handful of contenders in today’s stage including Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma Lotto) and Dave Zabriskie (Garmin). Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky Procycling) were brought down by a France 2/3 television car with 37 kilometres to remaining.


Le Tour Diary | Stage 8, Team Budgets

Now that was an exciting stage! All the GC contenders came to the front and really tested each other. Contador is too far back to wait for the mountains to attack and we saw how fatigued he still is from the Giro.