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Tour De France - Week 1 Photo Essay

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Tour De France - Week 1 Photo Essay

We're one week into the biggest race of the year, and boy has it lived up to its name so far. After a couple of summit finishes, impressive bunch sprints and an incredible solo breakaway win, the 2020 edition of Le Tour De France is already setting up to be one to remember.

Our Muc-Off supported GC contenders have had a solid first week, with just a couple mechanical slip-ups from Bahrain McLaren's Mikel Landa and INEOS Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz on Stage 7 today. Only time will tell if they'll be able to crawl that time back.

In the meantime, here's a look at some of our favourite photographs from Week 1 of Le Tour De France, courtesy of Gruber Images, Getty Images and Cycling Images.


All eyes on last year's Tour De France Winner Egan Bernal at the opening ceremony. Photo: Getty Images


Stage 1 kicked this year's edition off in a dramatic fashion with a huge pile-up. Unfortunately for Bahrain McLaren, the riders were right in the midst of it. Photo: Getty Images


Photo: Gruber Images

Photo: Gruber Images


Photo: Getty Images


Photo: Cycling Images

Photo: Getty Images


Stage 2 was a much sunnier affair as the teams tackled their first slice of the mountains. Photo: Gruber Images.


Beautiful views. Photo: Cycling Images  


Bahrain McLaren's Mikel Landa keeping a solid pace on Stage 2. Photo: Getty Images.


Photo: Cycling Images


New stage, new sunnies for Egan Bernal. Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images


Wout Poels tackling his first Tour de France under his new Bahrain McLaren colours. Photo: Getty Images

Egan Bernal is all about peace and love; until the Stage starts. Photo: Getty Images. 

Photo: Cycling Images

Luke Rowe says everything is A-OK so far. Photo: Getty Images

... Until the rain decided to join the party! Photo: Getty Images

 Photo: Gruber Images

 
New day, new stage. Pre-race presentation for the INEOS Grenadiers. Photo: Cycling Images

Snack time for Michał Kwiatkowski. Photo: Getty Images

No matter where you are on the Stage, there's always people cheering. That's the magic of Le Tour De France. Photo: Cycling Images

Laser focus on one thing only: stay ahead of the Yellow Jersey. Photo: Getty Images

 
Stage 4 saw an incredible summit sprint finish with both Egan Bernal and Mikel Landa fighting for a strong finish until the last seconds. Photo: Gruber Images

Sonny Colbrelli - pre-Stage interview. Photo: Gruber Images

Photo: Cycling Images
Photo: Gruber Images

Climb climb climb. Photo: Cycling Images

Stage 5 was one for the sprinters. Photo: Gruber Images

Keeping the bikes clean and in check after every Stage is crucial to Grand Tour success. Photo: Cycling Images

When you sweat for so long your sweat dries out and all that's left is salt. Photo: Gruber Images
Photo: Cycling Images

The Tour de France cheer squad has to be the best. Photo: Gruber Images

Sonny Colbrelli, reaching the top alongside a certain Peter Sagan. Photo: Gruber Images

Here's to another two weeks of cycling entertainment! Check again next Friday for a peek at some of our favourite Le Tour shots so far. In the meantime, check out some of our Grand Tour favourites here.

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