Thursday, January 22, 2015

Photo a Day 22 - Tour Down Under

The show arrives

Great excitement in our sleepy little towns yesterday and today.  The Tour Down Under came to town.

For those not familiar with the world of top cycling, the Tour Down Under is the only major international cycling event held in the southern hemisphere. It is the first event on the international calendar and attracts top cyclists  from all over the world.  And today the whole show came to Lobethal.

First came the police cars with flashing lights and sirens

Then to the delight of the little boys, the police motor bikes

and at last what we were waiting for, the first of the cyclists a breakaway group of four  -  oops. I must have missed the first one..

  Some minutes later, the pelaton - hundreds of cyclists in a bunch.

It wasn't until I was downloading my pics that I realised that I had got a shot of our own Aussie hero Cadel Evans.  You can see him on the right hand side of the next picture - with the unzipped shirt and the green shoes.  Go Cadel, go!! He finished 2nd in a thrilling finish, pipped on the post by one of his team mates.

Liz Needle - loving this cycling event.


  1. These are great motion shots and it all looks like great fun to watch.

  2. Love the action shots of the criterium races.
    I love riding a bicycle to get around and like to watch a live criterium once in a while.
    Thanks for posting about bicycling.
    And, thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  3. Great shots Liz! You really took me there,