Tour de France Prologue (warmup)

It was an early start on Prologue day to secure a decent viewing position. took the tube from Paddington to Trafalgar Square to find things fairly quiet but the start was at least five hours away. I’ve had to split the post as it’s going to be too large otherwise.


This was the view down Whitehall with the Start ramp outside the Banquetting House and opposite Horseguards.


Discovery Channel at Trafalgar Square.


Various teams were warming up on the course in the morning and we were treated to the rollout of the Tour caravan




You can see the two Horseguards in the background, nothing seems to faze them. Throughout the day crowds of tourists were coming up to have their picture taken with them even though the Prologue was happening in front of them.




There was a barrier that is about to get moved that obstructs riders having a practice start while no one was looking.


Our Police motorcyclists looked overdressed compared with the Garde Républicaine.

More later , with the Prologue itself as a seperate post.


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