This incredible photo was sent to me by Al (a friend) this week. Incredible because he was there, and he took it!! Here is a part of the letter attached so you know what you are looking at:
The handy thing about watching the Tour in Paris is the stage finishes with eight laps of the Champs Elysees. This is helpful, ‘cause the peloton flies by in under a minute. Eight times the pack went by, each time the experience was better.
I’ve got lots of photos, but I’ll limit it to one for now. It’s not great, but the attached photo shows Team Discovery on the first lap – you can see Hincapie, Liepheimer, etal protecting Contador, and, somewhat poetically, Cadel Evans from Predictor/Lotto blurred in the background. Gee Cadel rode well – a clean rider, his is a phenomenal Australian sporting achievement.Andrew stayed up every night to watch the Tour de France. It was on very late at night if you wanted to see it live.
And in other racing news - the girls had their athletics carnival at school this week. Not as high pressure, but they were both nervous about the day as I dropped them off in the morning. By the time I arrived back at school to watch they were enjoying the day.
Lauren and Madeleine are both on the far left in these photos.Oliver got to race too. A special preschool sibling race. He is on the far right.