Tour de France Stage 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Photo Highlights

Australian sports photographer Mark Gunter has joined the 2011 Tour de France and is presenting highlights from the world’s most popular cycling race here.

In this set are the highlights from stages 4 – 8 where the peloton first tackled the continued from Lorient and travelled 172km to M?r-de-Bretagne followed by the 164 km stage from Carhaix to Cap Fr?hel,
226 km stage from Dinan to Lisieux, 218 km stage from Le Mans to Ch?teauroux and the 189km stage from Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy. Thor Hushovd keeps his 1 second lead on Cadel Evans though is due to give it up while Cadel Evans is being closely followed by the Schleck brothers and Alberto Contador.

TDF Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is looking focused during this years tour

TDF Contador thought he had the win

Contador thought he had the win during stage 4, but Cadel Evans just held on for the win.

TDF Cadel Evans is looking the form this year

Cadel Evans is looking the form this year. Fingers crossed.

TDF Mark Cavendish gets his win duirng stage 5.

Mark Cavendish gets his win duirng stage 5.

TDF Thor Hushovd holding onto the yellow jersey after stage 5.

Thor Hushovd holding onto the yellow jersey after stage 5.

TDF Edvald Boasson Hagen takes out stage 6 in front of Goss and Hushovd.

Edvald Boasson Hagen takes out stage 6 in front of Goss and Hushovd.

TDF How long can Hushovd hold onto the leaders jersey?

How long can Hushovd hold onto the leaders jersey?

TDF Stage 7 saw the riders taking it very easy on the long flat stage.

Stage 7 saw the riders taking it very easy on the long flat stage.

TDF Cavendish makes it two wins!

Cavendish makes it two wins!

TDF Maybe Hushovd has seen the light

Maybe Hushovd has seen the light as he remains the tours leader after stage 7.

TDF Rui Costa was in the break all day, and held the field off to take out stage 8.

Rui Costa was in the break all day, and held the field off to take out stage 8.

TDF Alexandre Vinokourov puts in a big solo attack with 25km to go

Alexandre Vinokourov  puts in a big solo attack with 25km to go, but he couldnt catch the leaders.

TDF Cavendish and Greipel make there way up the main climb of the day.

Not so fast uphill. Cavendish and Greipel make there way up the main climb of the day.

TDF Children watch the closing stages of stage 8 on a caravans tv set.

Children watch the closing stages of stage 8 on a caravans tv set.

Purchasing: If you would like to purchase any of these photos or a complete set, please email Mark Gunter and include the photo number: [email protected]. The format and details will be confirmed after the 2011 Tour de France. PLUS a poster will also be published after the race: Email now to reserve your copy.
 
 
Author Profile: Australian sports photographer Mark Gunter has won the Cycling Australia Photographer of the Year for four of the past eight years and his photos regularly appear throughout international press. Mark is one of the 240 accredited photographers following the 2011 Tour de France and presenting the highlights of this years race on Bicycles Network Australia and daily updates on the Mark Gunter Tour de France Facebook page.
 
An extensive collection of photographs are available online: www.markgunter.com.au



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has won the Cycling Australia Photographer of the Year for four of the past eight years and his photos regularly appear throughout international press. He regularly posts his photos online: Mark Gunter Facebook page.

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