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Tour de France 2012 - The Motorcycles

5
July
2012
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  France Racing
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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As luck would have had it, the 2012 Tour de France Open link in a new window passed along my house by some 500 meters, enough for me to have a look. Some 6 hours were spent there, 3,000 photos taken, and now many hours of sorting, editing and publishing. It'll take a long time to show you what it looks like being a "spectator" alongside the road of the Tour, so to keep you busy, here's just "some" of the motorcycles that can be found.

There are some 200 bicycles in the race, and at least the same number of motorcycles, maybe even more. I've divided up the motorcycles per category; police, official and press.

If you want to see what the Tour de France looks like as a spectator, here are 160 photos of Day 4 of the 2012 Tour.

Click here for A Day At The Tour de France 2012 Open Click here for A Day At The Tour de France 2012 link in a new window


Here are 31 photos of the motorcycles in the Tour de France.

POLICE


I counted some 70 police motorcycles, many belonging to the Republican Guard, the elite group of cops that normally escort the President of France and other dignitaries. Only two types of motorcycles are used, BMW and Yamaha.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles


Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles


PRESS


The "official" press, normally pool photographers, were on official motorcycles, which are all Kawasaki. The rest were on their own bikes, usually BMW, but one lonely Triumph and one scooter.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

I wonder why there are not any more scooters? At the speeds they go, a scooter should be easier to handle.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

texting....SMS time

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Having a nice discussion between colleagues...

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Live radio...

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Not an easy job riding while someone stands behind you shifting a heavy camera.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles


OFFICIALS


Kawasaki are a main sponsor for the Tour, so all official motorcycles are Kawasaki.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

Water carrier for the thirsty cyclist who can't get to their own supply.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

More water and energy snacks for the cyclists.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

First medical aid in case of accidents, a busy group of people.

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles


...and this is what it look like when the main group passes through..

Tour de France 2012 Motorcycles

If you want to see what the Tour de France looks like as a spectator, here are 160 photos of Day 4 of the 2012 Tour.

Click here for A Day At The Tour de France 2012 Open Click here for A Day At The Tour de France 2012 link in a new window






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