Friday, February 11, 2011
A Few Shots --- as the Pro Peleton Comes Rolling Through our Back Yard!
Today the Tour de Mediterranean Passed just behind our House
Liam, the boys, and I had been counting down the days to the beginning of February for the arrival of the Tour de Mediterranean. The Tour de Med is a five day professional bike race that takes place on what have become some of our favorite training rides here in Provence. Unfortunately, the boys have been in school for the first three days of the event. I did manage to make it up the Mountain behind our house today to snap a few pictures of the riders coming through. I hope this wets your appetite for more coverage Sunday. On Sunday, the riders will be battling up Mont Faron for the first hilltop finish of the 2011 Pro tour. This will be the Queen stage of the race, and the overall victory will be decided at the summit. We hope to be there to capture some of the excitement!!!
Here are a few photos from Friday's Stage 3:
Race lead today after the Col de L'Espigoulier
The Champion of France Thomas Voeckler looking comfortable in the leader's jersey
23 Year old American Peter Stetina was looking good out there today!
As was fellow American and Garmin rider Thomas Peterson (24 yrs old)
It is really cool to see young talented Americans on the road so early in the European Pro Tour. It is amazing the depth and versatility of the American program these days. It is definitely going to be a break out year for many Americans over here. Liam is on it and super pumped to see some of these young guys in action.
Next report will be Sunday evening with Photos and Video from Mont Faron!!!
Let the season Begin!!!
Bill and Liam