Juliet Macur

@JulietMacur

New York Times sports reporter

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Not hard to choose a meal in Brussels. Specialty is mussels, done 100 ways. With wine or cream or wine cream.

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Took a spin around the Grand Place this AM before heading to the start. Beautiful buildings. Cool gargoyles.

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While his dad rides in Stage 1, little Max Armstrong has more important things to do, like play paddy cake.

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Fabian Cancellara of Saxo Bank started Stage in the maillot jaune. How long will he keep it? #cycling #Tdf

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Armstrong's girlfriend looks on as Lance plants one on his son, Max. A great photo op for the crowd.

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Lance Armstrong stopped briefly to kiss his pregnant girlfriend and their son, Max, before heading to the start.

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Lance Armstrong riding to the Stage 1 start, with a police escort surrounding him.

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BMC Racing's Cadel Evans, a favorite to win, is checking out the route map at the Stage 1 start. #cycling

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A up-close look at George Hincapie's BMC bike before Stage 1 from Rotterdam to Brussels. #TdF #cycling

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A close-up look at George Hincapie's BMC bike before Stage 1 from Rotterdam to Brussels.

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Stage 1: George Hincapie in his national champion Stars and Stripes jersey. A reminder of Independence Day.

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As you can see, it wasn't easy to ask Andy Schleck a question after Saxo Bank's pre-Tour news conference. #cycling

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The view from the main press center at the Vancouver Olympics. Nothing to complain about.

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The main press center is massive, but still mostly empty. Journos expected to flood in today. #olympics

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Saw these fans during Stage 14. The sign says, "Armstrong: Why not?" A good little saying for this Tour. #tdf

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Casually waiting for riders at the summit of Mont Ventoux. #tdf

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The Italian rider Franco Pellizotti -- the man in the polka-dot climber's jersey. #tdf

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Juan Manuel Garante, of Spain, after winning on Ventoux. He was psyched! #tdf

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Alberto Contador, about 3 seconds after finishing the Ventoux stage, already happy about his victory. #tdf

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Andy Schleck crosses the finish line atop Mont Ventoux. #tdf

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