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Photos: Remembering the Last Uphill Time Trial...
 
By Staff
Date: 7/20/2004
Photos: Remembering the Last Uphill Time Trial...
 

Six weeks ago many of the this year's Tour riders faced the wicked Mont Ventoux time trial at the Dauphiné Libéré. Pete Geyer was there, and while we patiently wait for tomorrow's pivotal stage, we can look at his photo review of the gallant riders that day.

 

Dauphine Libere 2004
Stage 4: Bédoin - Le Mont Ventoux, 21.6 km
Individual Time Trial - 10 June 2004

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View of Mont Ventoux from
just outside the start town, Bédoin.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


The ever faithful Virenque fans
showed their support.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Armstrong fans were already
thinking ahead to number 6.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


David Moncoutie (Cofidis) with a
couple of kilometers to go.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Anthony Geslin (Brioches La Boulangere) finished 59th on the day, 10 minutes down, and did not make the Tour team.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Iker Camano (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
 had the 21st best time.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Guillaume Auger (R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover)
doesn't hide what he's feeling.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Ivan Basso (CSC) finished 29th,
nearly 7 minutes down.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Inigo Landaluze finished 6th on a
great day for Euskaltel.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


José Azevedo (US Postal) had a
solid ride to finish 15th.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Thomas Voeckler (Brioches La Boulangere) finished 30th, just behind Basso. Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Sandy Casar (FDJeux.com) had a fine ride, finishing 19th.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Richard Virenque (Quick.Step-Davitamon) would not win Ventoux on this day, finishing in 54th place.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Walter Beneteau (Brioches La Boulangere) gets encouragement from a fan.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Santos Gonzalez (Phonak) finished 53rd.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Christophe Moreau (Credit Agricole) riding
into form for the Tour.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) in the points jersey.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Levi Leipheimer (Rabobank) rode a solid stage, finishing 8th.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


David Millar (Cofidis) with 2 kilometers to go. Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Everyone wanted a photo of Lance Armstrong who finished in 5th place - 2 minutes behind the winner.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


José Gutierrez (Phonak) finished a strong 7th but lost the yellow jersey.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Tyler Hamilton (Phonak) finished second, confirming his status as a serious contender for the Tour.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Oscar Sevilla (Phonak) rode to a fantastic 3rd place
just 1 minute behind the winner
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 


Iban Mayo (Euskaltel) put in a stunning performance, winning the day.
Photo © Pete Geyer.

 

 
 
 
 

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