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From Yellow to Gold ..The Wiggo-summer of 2012 : part 1

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It really was an English cycling summer , SKY was the limit !

I was photographer and the Champs Elysées and at the Olympic Men Race in London , so i want to let you taste the English atmosphere in Paris and London ..

In this first part i take you to :

Paris-Champs Elysées - 22 th of july 2012

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It was a beautiful day , everywhere English Wiggo and Cav - look alikes ...

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Even Tom Simpson was remembered !

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The worlds most beautiful avenue ws waiting for glory itself ...

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First passage at the Champs E : the 'Team Sky' - express-train arrives ..

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Yellow Boy Wiggo ..

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Up to another sprint ? Cav for nr 4 on the Champs ?

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No problem at all ...

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The final podium ceremony ...

Yes , this is a rare picture , the first time we see Wiggo smile and - believe me - his smile was very short ..

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Look at that podium : how glad they are to stand there ? Waw..and then knowing that they have to suffer 3 weeks to make it possible to stand overthere ...

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The English fans however ...

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The 4 jerseys..

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And then finally : parade on the Champs Elysées ..

Voeckler and Son ...

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Wiggo and son : how to win the Tour 2032 ???

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Patrick Verhoest -Flanders

all pictures : © Patrick Verhoest - 2012