Tag Archive for ‘2011 Tour de France’

Thor Hushovd

Lest We Forget: Tour De France 2011

Étape 13, Pau à Lourdes / Images and Words by Patrick Kenny / Our first day photographing last year’s tour,…

Laurens Ten Dam on the Alpe

Lest We Forget: Laurens Ten Dam on the Alpe

“My legs feel just as good as they did before the crash. I would rather get hero status because of…

Time Trial

Geraint Thomas

We have a new favorite cyclist. That is, since our falling out with former favorite, Michael Rasmussen. This summer, Geraint…


Art and Alpe d’Huez

“People make references to Viennese art without really questioning the fact that there is a big difference between ketchup and…

Opinel Paring Knife


On our recent trip to France the Heroes stocked up on Opinels. Joseph Opinel, a blacksmith in a long line…

Coogan and Brydon

The Trip

The endlessly entertaining film The Trip, staring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, is a spot-on dramatization of what happened when…


Humans and Dogs: A Domestic Partnership

“There are two kinds of fidelity: that of dogs and that of cats. You, gentlemen, have the fidelity of cats…

The Girls and Boys of the Caravan

The Girls and Boys of the Caravan: Volume One

The publicity caravan, created in 1930, is one of the defining characteristics of Le Tour. The armada of floats, cars,…

Napoleon Crossing the Alps

A Hero’s Guide to France: Crossing the Alps, Part 1

Of recent years, many a Frenchmen (Virenque, Jalabert, Rinero) has won the illustrious red polka dot jersey in that Grand…


Par Avion

Par l’oiseau? Per chance? Non. Although I chose the lightest postcards I could find, which is to say I bought…

Requiem for Team Highroad

Requiem for Team Highroad

One of the interesting aspects of professional cycling is the often-short life span of the branded team. Their funerals are…

The Col D'izoard

Col d’Izoard to Briançon

Photographs by Jonathan Sadler and Luke Batten