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Freek Geurts  Photographer, sustainability nerd and avid cyclist.

Before the cyclists came to do their laps on the Champs Elysees, we also had eye for other things. Here's @sfennema admiring the Arc de Triomphe.
#FranceFR @frankrijkfans #lecmn #thalys #fredhotel @fredhotel14

What an amazing experience to be even remotely part of the whole @letourdefrance circus. Such a crazy idea to step on the @thalys and just a few hours later you're on top of the Arc de Triomphe amidst of one of the most interesting and challenging races on the planet. The setting is just surreal and there is so much history in this place.

This morning we rode around on the 'gray' rental bikes you can find amywhere in Paris. We experienced how hard the final laps must have been for the pro's. A slight gradient towards the Arc de Triomphe, with a bonky road surface with cobbles and desintegrated tarmac. The escapees are never out of sight on the Champs Elysees. No wonder it's so difficult to stay away in the finale. On the picture you see the front group and the peloton captured in one image.

#FranceFR @frankrijkfans #lecmn #thalys #fredhotel @fredhotel14

Zdenek Stybar trying his best to stay ahead of the unstopable peloton. Giving his all, but to no avail, as the teams positioned their sprinters for the final stretch. Luckily fellow dutchy Dylan Groenewegen showed his enormous class by winning probably the most desirable stage of the Tour de France.

#FranceFR @frankrijkfans #lecmn #thalys #fredhotel @fredhotel14

Grinning faces, behind the anonymity of big sunglasses, holding up the facade of an easy ride without suffering. Racing your bicycle is often just as much a psychological armwrestling match of showing how 'easy' you're still riding, hoping wholeheartedly that the others will give in before you do. Sometimes it's hard to predict because of these psychological games, but as soon as they're in single file looking at each others rear wheels you know they're going fast. @letourdefrance

#FranceFR @frankrijkfans #lecmn #thalys #fredhotel @fredhotel14

Cant wait until tomorrow to go France again. This time not for riding the bike myself (yes, hard to believe for me as well) but watching the cyclists of the @letourdefrance finishing their epic ride of the past weeks at the Champs Elysees. I must say I'm thrilled as it'll be my first time actually seeing the cyclists finish in Paris and experiencing the whole festivity surrounding it! I'll have good company in @sfennema amongst others. 😎

#FranceFR @frankrijkfans #lecmn #thalys #fredhotel @fredhotel14

No French Alps for a while, just the rondehoep. #outsideisfree

Still with my thoughts climbing the Glandon, Galibier and Alpe d'Huez. What a ride. I enjoyed every moment of it (afterwards of course, during it was mostly suffering).

Preparing for tomorrow's @lookmarmotteseries. Glandon, Galibier and Alpe d'Huez will make it a challenging route!

@tijnpols battling the heat #fromwhereiride

You know you're not from around when you're being stared at like that. #fromwhereiride

Already back in Amsterdam, and still a little worn out after this intense cycling trip, little sleep and all the travelling. I just saw the results and even though I rode about half of 'La Morzine' alone, I ended up 25th! Really happy with that result. 💪

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