I had the good fortune to time a business trip to the UK/Paris to coincide with the end of the Tour de France last month. It’s the second time I’ve been at the finish. It’s an epic…and very long day. Each time I’ve arrived very early to get a position at the top of the Champs-Élysées right were the peleton makes the turn and is at their slowest point. The nice thing about the final stage is that they also complete a number of laps of the circuit so you get to see the riders more than once. This year’s race was dominated by Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins, needless to say the Team Sky fans were out in force. The wait was worth it to get photos like this:
At the conclusion of the race all the teams do a slow lap to thank the fans allowing for the opportunity to get some up-close shots (and autographs).