Gallery: Tour de France stage 1 – Geraint Thomas rocks Düsseldorf

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Eighth Tour de France, first Tour stage win, first Grand Tour stage win, first maillot jaune. A landmark day for the Welshman

Photographs: Leon van Bon
Geraint Thomas

The TV cameras somehow contrived to miss Thomas out on the course. Thankfully, Leon got him

Tour de France stage 1

Woman of Harlech?


Tony Martin

Tony Martin, despite his Kraftwerk-style Canyon and the home crowd roar, could only manage fourth



Take it to the bridge


Chris Froome

Solid start for Froome, 12 seconds behind Thomas


Tour de France stage 1

Loud and proud Colombians making their mark


Bauke Mollema

A shocker for Bauke Mollema, 1′ 18″ adrift


Tour de France stage 1

Focus: concentration on the street ramp


Thomas Voeckler

Wet, wet, wet: Thomas Voeckler shelters from the storm


Geraint Thomas

Eighth Tour de France, first stage win, first maillot jaune


Geraint Thomas: Grand Tour contender?


Roger Blachon

Issue 17.4 Tour edition member cover print by Roger Blachon



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