The already memorable 5 th stage of the Tour 2014 started in Ypres .This town is the symbol of the first World War 1914-1918 because it was the centre of the battlefields and estimated some 550 000 people died overhere in that great war . ' In Flanders Fields ' is the name of the museum located just at the start-line of the 5 th stage ...
A glimpse in the museum ..
a glimpse of one of the many cemeteries around Ypres ..
All ...Heroes for Ever !
The Tour arriving in Ypres through the Menin-gate - a war memorial dedicated to the British and commonwealth soldiers who died here ..
Back to the cycling business now ..
Chris didn't know at that moment that he also would not survive Flanders Fields ...
moments for the real start ..
off they go .. up to Hell ...
images along the road to Wallers ..
arriving in Wallers-Arenberg
winner of the stage : Lars Boom .
Nibali: great performance
together : 10 Tour-victories !
Podium-ceremony : ... Heroes for 1 day ...
All pics : © Patrick Verhoest