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I love the racing in the Tour de France, I really do. But I think the TV coverage and the cycling news sites don’t linger long enough on the publicity caravan. It’s a procession that never fails to impress.
The amount of diesel spewed out is truly staggering, and all to promote processed cheese, a French movie or two and a bunch of other stuff.
I might be in mock mode here but the Tour wouldn’t be the same without the caravan.
For those who prefer close-ups of riders, I’ve got a couple of them, too. Here’s a shot of Scotland’s David Millar:
More pix on my Tour de France Flickr set. I was only there for the grand depart from Brest so don’t go expecting any action shots from the road. Before and after the Tour’s passing I was embedded on a press trip to sample the cycle touring highlights of Brittany and I’ll write about this later.