- by Mark Gunter
- Published: 10 July 2011
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.
Mark Cavendish is looking focused during this years tour
Contador thought he had the win during stage 4, but Cadel Evans just held on for the win.
Cadel Evans is looking the form this year. Fingers crossed.
Mark Cavendish gets his win duirng stage 5.
Thor Hushovd holding onto the yellow jersey after stage 5.
Edvald Boasson Hagen takes out stage 6 in front of Goss and Hushovd.
How long can Hushovd hold onto the leaders jersey?
Stage 7 saw the riders taking it very easy on the long flat stage.
Cavendish makes it two wins!
Maybe Hushovd has seen the light as he remains the tours leader after stage 7.
Rui Costa was in the break all day, and held the field off to take out stage 8.
Alexandre Vinokourov puts in a big solo attack with 25km to go, but he couldnt catch the leaders.
Not so fast uphill. Cavendish and Greipel make there way up the main climb of the day.
Children watch the closing stages of stage 8 on a caravans tv set.
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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