søndag den 30. august 2009

annecy tt noir









save the last lance for me


this will be the last in my series of lance stretching out legs in annecy.

even looking this serious and focused, he was still able to smile.

maybe he knew something that i did not. i tend not to think so.

mandag den 24. august 2009

'strike a pose' i told him


'strike that pose, man' i repeated. he did 3 or 4 i remember. he looked very unhappy, when i told him that i had to go. there where other riders waiting.

schleckcentration


tt annecy, le tour 2009

onsdag den 19. august 2009

finding friends


'iss funny' he told me in broken english. 'even you can find a new friend insis circus' he continued with a light voice. 'nobody would even sink about it! really! finding a friend while going up the ventoux' he insisted like he was questioning his own words.

søndag den 16. august 2009

col du petit saint-bernard, le tour 2009


some of us drive up in cars. some ride bikes. to the summit.

a bunch of bikes at the top of a mountain.

spectators waiting for the riders at the summit.

quite a few spend 2 nights in their camper, before the riders pass their eyes in a split second.

am kraftwerk


i share a sincere interest with these 4 guys from düsseldorf, deutschland.

tirsdag den 11. august 2009

riders of the peloton

happy hincapie!

cirque


ill give you the greatest show on earth! le tour de france - a moving city. a media giant moving across continental europe. 'allez le tour!' they scream out of the car windows, when we hazardously rumble down from the mountains in a police protected media convoy.

waiting in paris


astana fan waiting for a few chosen favorite riders. champs elysee, paris.

søndag den 9. august 2009

jens before the crash


enjoying the struggle of petit saint-bernard in a friendly setup. andy, fränk and jens. with lance on their wheels. seconds later jens was down.

søndag den 2. august 2009

on the move


before they started their trip against the clock - contre le montre - they cracked a few jokes. lance, fränk and andy. realising that i underestimated their sense of humour, i shook their hands and told them to concentrate on the race instead. one by one they left on bikes.