July 19th, 12. Photos from RoadCycling's Ben and Sarah's day in the Pyrenees at Stage 16 of the Tour.
Stage 16 Start - Pau
Tour Village. The private breakfast at the start of each stage for VIP and media
Breakfast is served by the sponsors
And they know how to cook a good breakfast in France
Ben from RoadCycling sampling the morning coffee
Argos Shimano had their bikes ready to go nice and early
Astana has a car full of spare bikes for this tough Pyreneen stage
Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank loaded the car full of Specialized bikes
Greg Henderson has his name emblazoned on the top tube of his bike.
Many of the riders had the day profile attached to their bars
Mingling amongst the teams was a fun part of the day
Greg and Andre both signed the RoadCycling Lotto Belisol jersey. Another one for the wall
We even managed to get Greg to pose with the Kiwi flag.
The fans were 10 deep at the start of Stage 16
But the RoadCycling team were enjoying the pleasure of media status and just relaxing on the road with the teams
Peter Sagan took time out to sign some items for the fans
Sarah almost got a photo with him too
The crowd went wild when Jens appeared
And the same for Brad Wiggins. There are Brits everywhere
Alexandre Vinokourov had a ton of support too
Most of the riders were getting ready to depart at 11am.
But a few of them were happy to wait until the last minute
Stage 16 Finish - Luchon
Thomas Voeckler takes the stage win and KOM jersey
Nibali attacked on the mountains and dropped Evans today.
Mark Cavendish finished the tough mountain stage
Greg Henderson looks pleased to be finished again today
Wiggo picked up his 10th Yellow jersey, hoping to keep it in Paris
Kiwi fans spotted in the crowd
The French police keeping the riff raff out of the media area
RoadCycling's wheels for France, parked next to the biggest names in world cycling media
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