Veeral didn’t get the shots he wanted and I could tell he was quite disappointed. I’m sure it happens to all photographers from time to time and there’s a lot of luck involved in this game. I had an absolute blast out there today, but this is his one shot to have a crack at this and every moment is precious to him. Things don’t always go as planned, but I still think he did pretty damn good for what he had to work with.

Now to find a bed to sleep in tonight and get some better food than McDonalds!


Final Kilometers

Oz Cycling


courtesy of Veeral Patel, Stefano Sirotti and myself

Stage 4 Profile

Stage 4 Results

1. Cadel Evans, BMC Racing Team, in 4:11:39
2. Alberto Contador, Saxo Bank Sungard, at s.t.
3. Alexandre Vinokourov, Pro Team Astana, at 00:00
4. Rigoberto Uran, Sky Procycling, at s.t.
5. Philippe Gilbert, Omega Pharma – Lotto, at s.t.
6. Thor Hushovd, Team Garmin – Cervelo, at s.t.
7. Frank Schleck, Team Leopard-Trek, at s.t.
8. Samuel Sanchez, Euskaltel – Euskadi, at s.t.
9. Broeck Jurgen Van Den, Omega Pharma – Lotto, at s.t.
10. Andreas Kloden, Team RadioShack, at s.t.

46 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:43
83 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:07
136 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:04:17
138 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad
147 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad

General Classification after Stage 4

1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 13:58:25
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:01
3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:04
4 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:08
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:00:10
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
7 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:12
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek

60 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:02:40
85 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:04:00
95 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:04:22
113 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:06:10
121 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 0:06:52

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