After watching today’s Stage 7 time trial, I’m wondering if anyone wants to win the Tour de France. Like the commentators said, this was a strange time trial. No clear favorite in the field meant we’d see some fireworks, right? Sorry, the Fourth of July was last week for the American. Julich crashed. Levi had a horrible day in the saddle. Hincapie didn’t look like he’s ready to wear yellow again. Even Floyd Landis, who came in second on the day, had some issues with his bike during the first 16km.
The general classification has been shaken up with the Pyrenees looming. I don’t know if Levi can make up the 6+ minutes that he lost today in the mountains. The interesting storylines to follow in the next two weeks:
- How does Team Discovery function when playing behind?
- Who’s the leader of Team Discovery?
- Who’s the leader for T-Mobile? They have riders in first, third, and fourth position
- Coming out of Lance’s shadow. Can Landis win the Tour?
- Will Tom Boonen win a stage?
- Can Robbie make it four stage wins this year?
- Who’s the leader of CSC? Basso disqualified. Julich crashed out. Sastre next?
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World No. 1 Cycle Racing Photographer Englishman Graham Watson helps Welcome the Tour de France to London with 30 Year Retrospective Exhibition!
Born in London in 1956, Graham Watson took his first steps in photography in 1972, working as an assistant to a London society photographer whose clients included British aristocracy and foreign royal families. Commuting to and from London each day by bicycle drew Watsonâ€™s attention to the sport of cycle racing and, eventually, to see the Tour de France in Paris in 1977. Smitten by this sighting of â€˜Le Tourâ€™, Watson focussed all his energies on photographing what he considered to be a â€˜beautifulâ€™ sport â€“ to the point, in the early 1980s, where he was a regular feature at European races, and soon gained access to the inner-sanctum of cycling photographers â€“ a largely Belgian/French/Italian clan.
Three decades later, Graham Watson, known and admired the world over, will celebrate the London Grand DÃ©part of the 2007 Tour de France with an exhibition of over 200 of his finest Tour de France photographs from the past 30 years.
The Eyes On The Tour de France Exhibition will be held from July 1-9 at County Hall Gallery in Londonâ€™s vibrant South Bank, next to the London Eye overlooking the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. Visitors will be able to purchase framed archival Lambda Photographic Prints from the Exhibition.
The Exhibition runs from July 1-9 and is open daily from 10am – 6.30pm (except 5th July: 10am – 5pm). ENTRY IS FREE!!
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