Friday, 27 July 2012

Tour de France 2012 - Allez Team Sky

It didn't seem appropriate for a UK based, cycling focused blog, not to celebrate the moment in history that was the first British winner of the Tour de France. I thought about writing something about how marvellous the win would be for British Cycling, or maybe a narrative about how Team Sky dominated the majority of the race or perhaps an analysis of how Bradley Wiggins won the race?

To be honest by the time I got around to writing this post, thousands of other people have done all of the above so instead of subjecting you to more Pixie thoughts on the subject of TDF 2012, I'll let some of my favourite images of this years tour do the talking instead - Enjoy.
The picture Britains cyclists waited so long for

Bradley Wiggins clinches overall victory

The final stage of the race - Wiggo and Cav ready to pounce for the stage win

Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome 
Wiggo - Classic TDF image

Team Sky in a formation we all became very accustomed to

After the yellow jersey was secured - the aftermath of a hard day in the saddle

Cav crashes on stage 4

Cav wins the final stage for four final stage wins in a row

Thomas Voeckler on his way to king of the mountains

Fabian Cancellara on his way to a win in the Prologue

Andre Griepel wins stage 4

David Millar wins his fourth Tour stage - A great win for one of the sports true characters

David Millar after taking stage 12

Chris Anker Sorenson - This is what happens when you try to remove a newspaper that is jammed in the front wheel - Yes he finished the race

Peter Sagan sprints to victory in stage 6

Cadel Evans stage 11

Nicholas Roche working hard

Phillipe Gilbert stage 11
Chris Froome wins stage 6

There are so many great images from this years Tour that this post probably could have been three or four times the length that it is. I hope that some of the images provide an insight for non cyclists reading this and for the cyclists reading this I hope that one or two might have captured what this years Tour meant for you.

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit the blog and have a look through the rambling thoughts of the Pixie, I hope you can find the time to visit the blog again in the near future.


If you are the owner of any of the above pictures or you know the identity of the owner please get in touch and I will credit the owners for the relevant pictures - Thanks VP

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