Saturday July 26th my tour group along with our guide Darren and myself spent the day watching the Tour de France time trial in Saint Amand Montrond France.
Shooting fast moving sporting events has always eluded me and my photography skills. The time trial is an excellent chance to photograph these elite athletes one at a time. The speed is higher but with the riders singled out they provide excellent portrait opportunities.
All shots are with my beloved Nikon D70 and Nikon 80-200 ED 2.8 lens at various manual and automatic settings.
Below are a few of the riders and what I beleive to be fairly good photos of them…
One of the most aggressive and prolific riders of the tour. Jens Voigt
Bernard Kohl beginning his sprint from the last corner of the course.
Either Andy Schleck catching Kim Kirchen(sp?) or vice versa???
Carlos Sastre in his yellow jersey keeping ride!
The man, the myth and the legend…Eric Zabel
George Hincapie looking at the camera during his ride.
Top American GC hope Christian Vande Velde smiling for his portrait in the final straight.
All for now, I’ll be posting a few pictures from Paris in the next few days but I still have some interesting portraits of these amazing cyclists in my gallery