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Pro Tour Pictures - Montreal Grand Prix Sept 11, 2011

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The big teams were in Montreal and Quebec City this past week and weekend. Not all the A-listers since they were at the Vuelta but there were still a few of the big names. A beautiful day in Montreal and I took nearly 600 shots. The link to my album is below. There's a fair bit of "repetition" since the move by so quickly and there's no time to pick and choose shots and I am far from being a pro photographer.

http://imageevent.com/spaynter/mtlgrandprix
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Actually ZG, the V had few "A" list riders not only at start but that even remained after the first week. Too bad as it was the best G tour route we've watched...well over that of Giro and more unpredictable than the ToF.

A great stable of riders you watched and shot well...a nice collection. As well captured as anything at Velonews but just a tad short of G. Watson's work wink.gif

Thanks for the share!
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My favorite this year:  Stage 15 finish.  Broehm and Cabo.  It was incredible the way they both turned themselves inside out.  Arguably the best race this year (at least that I'm familiar with).

 

Mike

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Glad you like them and glad to share.

 

I know of, but don't really follow pro cycling so I haven't taken notice of the details. There wer a few names like Phillipe Gilbert, Ryder Hesjedal, Sandy Casar, and Sammy Sanchez to name a few, but not the big hitters like Evans, Schleck(s) nor Contador. All in all a great event and the warm sunny weather and the bright colors made it easy to get shots. Admittedly they go by in such a blur that trying to "compose" a shot or pick out particular riders was beyond me. Setup the camera, adjust the CP filter, hold the button down until the buffer is full.

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Gilbert is the real deal.  He swept all 3 of the Ardenes Classics and won the first stage of the TdF this year.  He will be in contention for winning the Worlds in a couple of weeks.

 

Mike

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Oh yes Mike, Gilbert is the man on fire this season. Look out Worlds, Rainbow Jersey, Thor, Cadel and Fabian... here he comes. However, any coach would point to his pigeon toe "heals-up" pedal stroke as something NOT to duplicate. Even watching it hurts me a bit. But it goes to show that the exceptions are often the special ones as good lord that man can crush it! cool.gif
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