Team Time Trial Live

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A rider from the Cervelo team fires out of the bend at Cournonterral.

A rider from the Cervelo team fires out of the bend at Cournonterral.

Last Tuesday I watched Stage 4 of the Tour – contre la montre par equipe – live in Montpellier. It was awesome, check out the full Flickr set.

I and a couple of others were stationed at Cournonterral, a spot about 27km into the 45km route. We’d been recommended the place by local Tour rider Stephane Goubert, and it was ideal: we could watch the riders coming at us, then looping through the bend, then heading back out up a slight incline. We cracked out the rosé and baguettes and settled in.

I spotted Cavendish in the green jersey, but sadly couldn’t recognise either Wiggo or David Millar. However I did see Lance powering the front of the Astana train. The highlight of the day was probably seeing Fabien Cancellara ride through in the yellow jersey amid his Saxo-Bank teammates. La Maillot Jaune really gleams in the flesh, it was quite a sight.

Here’s some vid:

One Response to “Team Time Trial Live”

  1. Legs, Feeling No Pressure » Chasing Legends October 22nd, 2010 at 4:08 am

    […] was high quality – there was great rider-POV footage of fast sprints and especially the team time trial in Montpellier. Cav was the star of the show, and he came across well on camera. Phil Liggett, veteran of […]

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