July 20th, 12. Photos from RoadCycling's Ben and Sarah's second day in the Pyrenees at Stage 17 of the Tour.
Stage Start - Bagneres-de-Luchon
Stage 17 Tour Village for VIP and Media breakfast
The Tour Village was scattered with nice flowers
Ben from RoadCycling enjoying the early breakfast in the Village
Marina and Mike Northey (NZ Criterium Champion) taking time out from training to watch the Tour start
Astana brought out the SL4's today for the Pyreneen stage
Radioshack Nissan Trek has cars finished in the same matt coating as their Trek bikes - nice touch
Wiggo looking calm at sign-in
Same goes for Sagan...
Valverde having a chat to his teammate - plotting the inevitable attack that won him the stage perhaps?
Wiggo's bike, getting more yellow the closer he gets to Paris
Jens, the crowd favorite as always
Hendy ready for another day in the mountains
Greg all smiles prior to the final day in the hills
Greg and Tyler Farrar discussing last night's twitter conversation
Who said Andre has the biggest thighs in the Peloton?
Signed up, ready to go
Lotto Bellisol jerseys feature names of 999 Belgium cycling fans, 111 per team member's jersey
The peloton ready to leave Luchon for the final hill stage of the Tour
Radioshack Nissan Trek riders with the mountain details on their bars
Col de Peyrasourde/Peyragudes
The final climb was even a test for our car - 15km to go and it keeps going uphill
Col de Peyrasourde passes through some quaint French villages
The fans lined the roads
On both sides all the way up the mist covered climb
At the top of the mountain everybody was ready for the action
The Cat 1 Peyragude climb - 18km of pain all the way to the top
Garmin showing UK Eurosport on the TV on the side of their bus, with English commentary - thanks!!!!
Fans lining the top of the mountain - getting in place days before
The final 2km of the climb. Tent and Camper city
Valverde took the race with a solo climb to victory
Greg Henderson brought home the peloton to finish this final day in the Pyrenees
And he was pretty pleased with himself too - he gave us a high-five
No traffic jams for the RoadCycling crew. Police escort all the way down the mountain. Loving that Media pass!
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