Cycling enthusiasts around the world have been glued to their screens for the last three weeks watching the 105th edition of the Tour de France. With Wales’ Geraint Thomas lined up to win the race we’re looking forward to an exciting final stage.
The Welshman finished third behind Sunweb rider Tom Dumoulin in yesterday’s time trial, however still maintains a 1 minute 51 second lead heading into the final stage. Tour convention dictates that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage, so Thomas only needs to reach the finish in Paris today to win.
With the race nearly over we thought we’d take a look at some of our team’s photos back from Stage 10 when the tour passed through our region. The atmosphere on the day was phenomenal and it was amazing to see the sheer number of fans out to support the riders.
The caravan is a bonkers display promotional floats, all throwing samples of their products into the crowd, ranging from chocolates to keyrings to clothes detergent! Some are a better catch than others! – Photo credit: Andrew Goodman
A vintage Citroen rally in St Jean de Sixt, some very funky colours! – Photo credit: Allen Swindells
Skoda putting on a great display for the green jersey – Photo credit: Allen Swindells
Supporters gear up in all types of clothing to support the riders. This man opted for traditional riding gear and a number of large flags! – Photo credit: James Geen
Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy joined the crowds in St Jean de Sixt to show his support for the riders – Photo credit: Allen Swindells
There’s no hiding the leaders coming on the Tour as a fleet of helicopters announce their arrival! – Photo credit: Tim Andrews
The Tour de France leaders as they came through Manigod on the way up to the Col de la Croix Fry – Photo credit: Tim Andrews
Team Sky leading the peloton with strength and confidence. Tim managed to catch Geraint Thomas looking directly at the camera! – Photo credit: Tim Andrews
The peloton as it summited the Col de la Croix Fry – Photo credit: Andrew Goodman
Greg Van Avermaet flying through the centre of St Jean de Sixt sporting the yellow jersey – Photo credit: James Geen
If you have any great shots from the Tour de France share them on your social media accounts with the hashtag #ovonetwork. We’ll choose our favourite shot and post it on our pages at the end of the week. Happy posting!