Tour de France, Pau, 12 July 2006: Stage 10
“The peloton makes its way towards Pau during stage 10 of the 93rd Tour de France from Cambo-Les-Bains to Pau”
I like this helicopter shot, carrying a French TV camera crew. The helicopters don’t ever usually get this close to the riders, so I was a little surprised to capture this image as they all cycled around the bend. I jumped off the motorbike – after whizzing past the riders – to take this shot (on a 200mm lens) as I often achieve better shots when I’ve got a bit of time to set up a picture, rather than constantly shooting from the back of the bike.
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