STUNNING
17
Emotions
and behind the
scenes of
the Tour de France
↥ BEAUTY OF THE TOUR
↥ LOCATIONS

Tour de France allows us to experience a variety of some of the world’s most stunning landscapes during its three weeks and 3,500km’s of racing. For us, the best way to “travel” with the peloton and to experiences these locations is through the lenses of various photographers. Today, we focus on photos, and bring you some of the beautiful scenery from the recent stages. All photos in today’s post: Jered & Ashley Gruber

 

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Photo: Jered & Ashley Gruber

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When reaching the Mountains, especially the Pyrénées, for this 101st edition of the Tour, landscapes become outstanding. Mountains are a pure symbol of the majesty of nature and by looking at them respectful thoughts cross our minds. Respect for the locations, respect for the athletes, respect for the sport.

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Different points of view are necessary to see all the details of each mountain. They are all different, and it is with great appreciation that we discover them day by day, stage after stage.

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↥ POST RACE

Photo: Kristof Ramon

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What happens after the finish line? Who are the guys waiting for the cyclists at the end of a long day in the saddle? From team members carrying fresh and clean clothing, Marshalls and photographers, there are a lot of people waiting for them.

Photo: Kristof Ramon

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Photo: Jered & Ashley Gruber

↥ REFUEL

Refueling post race is a very simple pleasure, and also a basic step in the process of recovery.

Photo: Kristof Ramon

↥ LION'S DEN

From an external point of view, it seems to be like a lion’s den that no one wants to jump into. As soon riders cross the line after another extremely exhausting day, they are immediately surrounded by people, looking at them, giving them things to drink/eat or asking for a few words for a press article.

Photo: Jered & Ashley Gruber

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Photo: Kristof Ramon

↥ BREATHE

It is a rare moment when riders can actually rest for a second post-race. They have to relax their muscles, and to breathe deeply to get the most amount of oxygen into their bodies as possible.

Photo: Kristof Ramon

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Photo: Kristof Ramon

↥ MOMENT

The moment where sound seems to cease to exist for them even if everyone is trying to be as close to them as possible. A rare moment before joining the intimacy of the team bus.

Photo: Kristof Ramon

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