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Race Report: TdF Stage 16 (Luchon - Pau)

Sorry for this being so late, I only just got the videos/pictures uploaded to my computer.  Also, the video quality is not great, as I had the camera to one side as I watched the riders go by, so my aim wasn't so hot.

Anyway, I went to the Pyrenees this year for the Tour de France.  The first stage I went to was Stage 16, where I was near the top of the Col du Soulor.  There was quite a crowd there even though this wasn't even the top of the Aubisque climb (probably due to relative ease of access).

First, the breakaway, containing Armstrong, came through.

 

Evidently, it's not possible for me to go the the Tour de France without at least one camera mishap, so I managed to avoid recording the Contador-Schleck group as it went by.  I did get the Evans group, however.

 

And the Grupetto.  Cav is particularly easy to spot here, given his placement.

 

 

Obviously, I didn't find out who won the stage until much later, but it was a good day and great fun. 

Btw, if you're ever at the Col du Soulor, this place is a worthy stop:

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In a couple days, I'll post some videos/pics from stage 17 (Pau - Tourmalet).

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