Well the Tour of Britain is all over…it’s been one hell of a week for all concerned and especially for all the folks involved with Sigma Sport.
Stage 7 was just simply wonderful for the team – with Minty going on a great 70 mile two man breakaway, which provided wonderful media coverage for the team and to be honest, I’m so glad it was Minty. He is a real gem of a bloke.. I went to the feed station with Pete during the race and had arranged to jump into team car two for the remainder of the race, which proved a great choice! As because Minty was in the break, car 2 had been moved through the Peleton to right at the front – so I was there in the front seat of the Merc, capturing a couple of great pictures of Minty as he came for gels and food.
The one moment that really summed up what a fab bloke he is, is when Belgium Pete (the other rider on the break with Minty) powered on and left him lagging, Minty pulled alongside and said with a smile on his face a laugh in his voice “sorry lads, I’ve got nothing left” – Sorry?? he was a bloody star!
All the guys at Sigma have been so friendly and have been good to me, even though I’ve been hitting the shutter every thirty seconds. I don’t think they’ve had a rest from me at all!
Stage 8 – in London (docklands) was good, a little bit of a wind down really, but still nice. Both Simon and Wouter went on breaks to further get more media coverage.
I’ve got some wonderful images, so in between other photographic work I’ll be sorting the images and sending them off . Sigma and myself are working on putting together a great book for the TOB – so watch this space!
Home at last – to my own bed and without a hotel in sight!!