Monaco on the Riviera
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The tiny country of Monaco surrounded by France
Video - Inigo Cuesta cresting the climb on the individual time trial - Cervelo Test Team. Racers with their police escort and team cars come through at 1 minute intervals.
Monoco Grand Depart - 2009
First climb of '09 Tour de France in Monaco. The hills started about 100 meters from the starting line on a 2,200 mile race.
Monaco grand stands for Tour de France Stage 1 Time Trial
Rider from Russian Team Katusha goes out to recon the course
Finish line for Tour de France Stage 1 Time Trial
Monoco - playground of the rich and richer
Team Cervelo mechanic cleans the drive train of one of the time trial bikes
Levi's bike. Unfortunately, it went to the pavement and sent Levi home before the end of the Tour
Levi's tiny bike being debuted for the press
1/2 second shutter lag makes the difference between a great close-up of Cadel Evans and this.
Kuota time trial bike fleet
Stealth yaught looks like a dinghy in Monoco
Matt White, director of Team Garmin-Slipstream, gives an interview before the start of stage 1. He learned immediately after the interview that Tom Boonen had been cleared of doping allegations and was going to be allowed to race.
Columbia Highroad prototype time trial bikes
Time Timetrial bike fleet for Team Bouyges Telecom
Garmin Slipstream rider getting ready to do a recon loop around the course
One of Lance's "art bikes" that will be auctioned off on Oct. 5 for the Armstrong Foundation
Streamline headset on Rabobank's time trial bikes
Robobank mechanic checking every measurement on every bike
Monoco magazine shop was ready for the arrival of the Tour