23 July 2013

Photography Highlights - 2013 Tour de France

Photography of the Tour de France

Every day that I wrote a post about the stage results and the next day's race planning, I added the image that best captured the day's race to a running list of photos. This is what I came up with - does it bring back memories for you too?

Photo of the Day - Stage 1:
The bus is stuck! (Photo from Team Sky facebook page)
Photo of the Day - Stage 2
Jan Bakelants held off the peloton for a 1" win.  (Photo: RadioShack -Leopard Team website)
Photo of the Day - Stage 3
Simon Gerrans nips Peter Sagan at the line. (TV screen capture)
Photo of the Day - Stage 4
Team Orica-GreenEDGE after winning the Team Time Trial in Nice.  (Photo on Twitter, credit to Graham Watson)
Photo of the Day - Stage 5
Ted King misses the cut-off time of the TTT by 7 seconds.  (Photo © By Karen at Pedal Dancer®, May 2013)
Photo of the Day - Stage 6
Peloton rides through the Plane Trees in Provence - Cote d'Azur.  (Photo © Presse Sport from letour website)
Photo of the Day - Stage 7
The moment, and the smile, when Peter Sagan knew he'd won the stage.  (Photo from Cannondale Pro Cycling)
Photo of the Day - Stage 8
Chris Froome climbs away in the Pyrenees.  (Photo LeTour)
Photo of the Day - Stage 9
Dan Martin (Garmin) and Jacob Fuglsang (Astana) broke away and stayed away on the final climb.What I love most about this photo is that not a single fans is seen with a camera in their hands - which means they are soaking up the effort in the faces of the riders as they pass. Now that is the way to watch the Tour. (Photo Steephill.TV)
Photo of the Day - Stage 10
Veelers and Cavendish collide in a lead out block gone bad. (Screen Capture)
Photo of the Day - Stage 11
World Champion Tony Martin (OPQS) wins the first ITT of the TDF at 54.2 kmh (33.69 mph).  (Photo Le Tour)
Photo of the Day - Stage 12
May the fastest man win! And he did - Marcel Kittel. (Photo LeTour)
Photo of the Day - Stage 13
Where it all went wrong for Valverde.  (Photo by © Presse Sports)
Photo of the Day - Stage 14
Matteo Trentin wins in Lyon.  (Photo: © AFP Photo)
Photo of the Day - Stage 15
Froome winning on Mont Ventoux  (Photo Team Sky)
Photo of the Day - Stage 16
Rui Costa emerges as the strong man in a very strong breakaway group. (Photo Steephill.TV)
Photo of the Day - Stage 17
Lieuwe Westra in the ITT Embrun to Chorges,. (Photo ©A.S.O.)
Photo of the Day - Stage 18
Christophe Riblon at Alpe d'Huez.  (Photo by Steephill.TV)
Photo of the Day - Stage 19
Rui Costa in the rain into Le Grand Bornand.  (Photo Team SKY)
Photo of the Day - Stage 20
Peter Sagan's wheelie across the line at Annecy-Samnoz.  (Facebook)
Photo of the Day - Stage 21
The winners - Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome, Peter Sagan in Paris with an awesome light show!
Recommended: incredible Photography from the Tour, please view:

Boston Globe - Big Picture Part I
Boston Globe - Big Picture Part II
Team SKY Photo Galleries - Stage 1-22 Photos by Scott Mitchell
Break Through Media - Stage 21
Steephill.TV - Big Pictures, Stage 21, Stage 20, Stage 19, Stage 18, Stage 17, Stage 16, Stage 15, Stage 14, Stage 13, Stage 12, Stage 11, Stage 10, Stage 9, Stage 8, Stage 7, Stage 6, Stage 5, Stage 4, Stage 3, Stage 2Stage 1.  
  
Tour De France 2013 - Through The Lens Of Photographer CamilleMcMillan, video by GCN Network

Also see a list of all the Pedal Dancer posts from the 2013 Tour de France plus additional recommended reading and viewing by other Journalists: Recap of Tour de France Coverage