From Scotland to Kazakhstan via the Peyresourde

A quick pic of the day.

This shot is of Paolo Tiralongo, pacing Alberto Contador up the Col de Peyresourde at the beginning of Stage of the 2010 Tour de France. A large breakaway with Lance Armstrong in it had got away, and Astana, having taken the yellow jersey the day before in the infamous ‘chaingate’ incident were obliged to keep the gap within reach.

Why I am not a pro photographer

The admin of Astanafans.com contacted me via flickr to request use of the pic, and it’s fun to see what they’ve done to Tiralongo. I can’t imagine him wearing headgear like that in the July heat though.

If you read Kazakh or Russian, why not take a look. There’s a bit of news in English there too.