Le Tour de France 2010 Rotterdam Prologue

Le Tour de France 2010 Rotterdam PrologueI wish I could say that the weather was spectacular, that the sun was out and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  Well, consider it to be the opposite in Rotterdam on the 2010 prologue stage of Le Tour de France 2010.  Nevertheless, a good time was had by all 450,000 spectators as we watched 198 of the world’s best cyclists race around the 9.8km track in a time trial on a slick and slippery surface.  But, it did little to slow the speeding cyclists as they dodged raindrops and long-barrel camera lenses on their way from Zuidplein in Rotterdam’s south, up over Erasmus Bridge, over and around Willemsbrug, and back down south to the finishing point at Zuiderparkweg.  Times ranged from 10′ flat to 16’20”, the best time belonging to Fabian Cancellara; so fast, in fact that I was unable to get a shot of his blurred sprinting machine as he rushed past my already poised camera.   But, I was able to snap Lance Armstrong, (on his last Tour and winner of all the tours between 1999 and 2005), and Alberto Contador (who won in 2007 and 2009), and so I was happy with that.

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