Tour de France 2014 (8)

Posted by Ted (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 20 August 2014 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Il Vincitore!

Vincenzo Nibalia, Team Astana.

Everyone wants a moment, their moment, with the yellow jersey.

This scrum was perhaps an hour after race finish. By then, we had managed to squeeze in a walk of the entire Champs and a beer and crepe and still the deep crowds chanted 'VINCENZO!'

Perhaps an hour later the teams then started a lap of honour and Astana, with all their leaders media obligations with the yellow jersey were the last to take part. By then our hunger had defeated our patience and we had already began our walk back to our hotel and restaurants. Imagine our surprise to see teams making their individual way on bikes back to the respective hotels, through the back streets. No police, very informal and very novel.

Some hour further again and we were sat outside a restaurant near the Arc, feasting on pizza and (rehydrating on very good Belgian) beer when alongside the junction to the side of me, without lights or helmet, rides a soigneur and Vincenzo himself. Much to the amusement and amazement of customers I began the chant of 'VINCENZO' remembered where i was quickly, and then returned to my pizza!

That was my moment!

Nikon D300 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 16 mm

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