New York Times sports reporter
Not hard to choose a meal in Brussels. Specialty is mussels, done 100 ways. With wine or cream or wine cream.
Took a spin around the Grand Place this AM before heading to the start. Beautiful buildings. Cool gargoyles.
While his dad rides in Stage 1, little Max Armstrong has more important things to do, like play paddy cake.
Fabian Cancellara of Saxo Bank started Stage in the maillot jaune. How long will he keep it? #cycling #Tdf
Armstrong's girlfriend looks on as Lance plants one on his son, Max. A great photo op for the crowd.
Lance Armstrong stopped briefly to kiss his pregnant girlfriend and their son, Max, before heading to the start.
Lance Armstrong riding to the Stage 1 start, with a police escort surrounding him.
BMC Racing's Cadel Evans, a favorite to win, is checking out the route map at the Stage 1 start. #cycling
A up-close look at George Hincapie's BMC bike before Stage 1 from Rotterdam to Brussels. #TdF #cycling
A close-up look at George Hincapie's BMC bike before Stage 1 from Rotterdam to Brussels.
Stage 1: George Hincapie in his national champion Stars and Stripes jersey. A reminder of Independence Day.
As you can see, it wasn't easy to ask Andy Schleck a question after Saxo Bank's pre-Tour news conference. #cycling
The view from the main press center at the Vancouver Olympics. Nothing to complain about.
The main press center is massive, but still mostly empty. Journos expected to flood in today. #olympics
Saw these fans during Stage 14. The sign says, "Armstrong: Why not?" A good little saying for this Tour. #tdf
Casually waiting for riders at the summit of Mont Ventoux. #tdf
The Italian rider Franco Pellizotti -- the man in the polka-dot climber's jersey. #tdf
Juan Manuel Garante, of Spain, after winning on Ventoux. He was psyched! #tdf
Alberto Contador, about 3 seconds after finishing the Ventoux stage, already happy about his victory. #tdf
Andy Schleck crosses the finish line atop Mont Ventoux. #tdf
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