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TwoWheelsDC
07-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Thought everyone might want to check out some behind the scenes action from the 100th TdF:

$100k+ of bikes just leaning against a bus:

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The Honeybadger having a moment with Teejay:

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Tom Danielson signing my cap!

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TwoWheelsDC
07-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Before the crowds:

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Start ramp under construction:

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TwoWheelsDC
07-02-2013, 03:45 PM
Team Garmin Sharp warming up:

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...and on the start ramp:

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TwoWheelsDC
07-02-2013, 03:46 PM
Team BMC:

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Team Radio Shack:

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...which, of course means...

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TwoWheelsDC
07-02-2013, 03:47 PM
**Spoiler Alert!**Orica Greenedge crossing the finish line to win the stage and the Maillot Jaune:

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Simon Gerrans donning the Maillot Jaune:

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Honeybadger6
07-02-2013, 03:56 PM
The Honeybadger having a moment with Teejay

Tee hee! He's such a cutie! AAAANNND skinnier than I am... awesome.

Greenbelt
07-02-2013, 08:25 PM
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Garmin in the goofy skin suits and boots makes me think of the Blue Man Group from Vegas...

Garmin is my favorite team, but....

I think they may have lost a few seconds just out of embarrassment?

PotomacCyclist
07-03-2013, 01:54 AM
Attack of the Smurfs!

vvill
07-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Love it.

Also finally getting some reward for picking Gerrans in my fantasy team.

TwoWheelsDC
07-03-2013, 11:58 AM
More from today. We decided to skip the sh*tshow at the start in Cagnes-sur-mer and went up to Grasse instead, picking up the stage at about 25 miles in. Grasse is pretty awesome, and totally worth visiting if you're in the south of France.

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I was surprised to learn that the party caravan drives the entire stage ahead of the peloton, so you can get swag without having to wait at the start:

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The breakaway:

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The peloton took close to 30 seconds to pass through, given the narrow streets of Grasse:

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Greenbelt
07-03-2013, 12:29 PM
I've been to Grasse -- very hilly just to walk around town! And this is considered a "flat" stage for the tour!

lim
07-03-2013, 01:06 PM
wow these are some great photos two wheels! hope you guys are having a blast -- more pics please! ;)

DaveK
07-03-2013, 01:33 PM
I've been to Grasse -- very hilly just to walk around town! And this is considered a "flat" stage for the tour!

Today's stage had about 7,000 feet of climbing. It really puts it in perspective when they say things like the sprinters can get over the little hills for the finish...

TwoWheelsDC
07-03-2013, 02:59 PM
Managed to get a decent shot of Pierre Roland, smiling as he rides through mid-peloton:

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