These photographs are lone wolves in our archive. They are hidden in a folder that says “TDF_USE_THESE_SOME_DAY”. One or two may have popped up in the last year but generally they sit, waiting for someone at Hero Headquarters to be inspired: A Helicopter held aloft by blue and white + two cycling fans with mouse noses drawn upon their faces + a siberian husky tied to a tree on some lonely road in the alps + David Millar concentrating on a slight rise during one of the dozen time trials of his career + the back of the Peloton (the laughing group) as they climb the Alp D’huez + Beautiful Girls dressed in Polka Dots in the Carrefour truck + A fan’s collage dedicated to Tommy Voeckler taped to the side of an RV. Today we release them without much praise or prose but more as a sign to summer. Heroes remember one thing, Italy is here, France awaits!