12 July 2009

Tour de France - Alberto Contador


A pensive Alberto Contador at the welcome evening in Monaco. Considered by many to be the favourite for this year's Tour de France. In the overall classification, after yesterday's Stage 8 (the second in the Pyrénées) Nocentini is in first place, Contador second and 6 seconds behind. Armstrong is 3rd and 8 seconds behind. Nothing in it. Today another hard day's climb.

8 comments:

maria said...

Hard to believe wearing the coveted yellow jersey is determined by only a few seconds!

So many great riders! I bet they're looking forward to Monday, a rest day.....

Week #1 down, 2 to go!!

Virginia said...

What a super portrait series Jilly. IT's fun seeing these guys up close. Bravo.
V

Mont Charles et Moi said...

Thank you for the kind words !
Excellent pictures :-)!
x

Jacob said...

I was thinking what Maria said...they ride 110 miles plus in a day and are separated only by a few seconds? Incredible.

There was a rumor the race would end somewhere other than Paris this year...have you heard that?

Jilly said...

Jacob the race ends, as always in Paris but what they are saying is that it will be decided this year much later in the race, probably at the dreaded Mont Ventoux which is just before the end. Often, in the past, the race has been decided long before Paris. That's probably what you read.

glenda said...

Enjoying your series on the race. Thanks. Great shots of the riders and the activities going on around the race.

Drew said...

Enjoying your photos...
Go Lance, Go Alberto
I sure would like to see Lance win one more time.

Kate said...

What a treat...to follow the Tour plus see your wonderful close-up portraits of the major players. Of course, I still love the Lance Armstrong portraits the best!!

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