Photo of the day
July 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Very cool Big Picture gallery of Tour de France photos. I admit– just like anyone else I cannot look away from an accident:
Riders try and get back on their bicycles after a massive high-speed crash just 25 kilometers from the finish line during the sixth stage on July 6, 2012. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press).
Way back during the 1990 Tour de France my family was on a trip to Europe and we were in Geneva, Switzerland when the tour came through. My sister showed the signs (in French) and said that surely they meant the tour was coming through. Being the ever so confident and cocky 18-year old, I inisted that surely she was mistaken. It’s the Tour de France, I insisted. Of course, that was the day I learned that the Tour de France regularly ventures into neighboring countries. Anyway, it was pretty cool. I’ve got a photo of Greg Lemonde in the Maillot jaune somewhere. And that was the day I learned not to insist I was right about something when I didn’t really know. (Really!)