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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

June 3: Pre-Race Press Conferences photos, Leeds

Tinkoff-Saxo French cobbles recon photos

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Omega Pharma-Quick Step | Trek Factory Racing | BMC | Bretagne-Séché Environnement | FDJ | Sky | Tinkoff-Saxo |

Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Mark Cavendish greets Christian Prudhomme

Mark Cavendish shakes hands with Tour boss Christian Prudhomme. Photo ©Sirotti

Omega Pharma press conference

The Omega Pharma-Quick Step conference was well attended. Photo ©Sirotti

Alessandro Petacchi

Alessandro Petacchi. Photo ©Sirotti

Tony Martin and Mark Cavendish

Tony Martin on Mark Cavendish's (with glasses) left. Photo ©Sirotti

Wilfried Peeters

The man in the car, Omega Pharma director sportif Wilfird Peeters. Photo ©Sirotti

Trek Factory Racing

Fbin Cancellara arrives in team bus

Fabian Cancellara arrives in the Trek team bus. Photo ©Sirotti

Frank Schleck

Frank Schleck in his Luxembourg national champion kit. Photo ©Sirotti

Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck. Photo ©Sirotti

Thre Trek Factory Racing Team squad for the 2014 Tour de France

The Trek Factory Racing squad for the 2014 Tour de France. 2014 TDF startlist. Photo ©Sirotti

The Schleck bros.

The Schleck bros, a handful for any team director. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabian Cancellara, Frank Schleck and Danny van Poppel

Fabian Cancellara, Andy Schleck and Danny van Poppel. Photo ©Sirotti

Jens Voigt

Jens Voigt. Photo ©Sirotti


Tejay van Garderen and Jim ochowisz

Tejay van Garderen in the center and Jim Ochowisz on the right. Photo ©Sirotti

Tejay van Garderen

Tejay van Garderen. Photo ©Sirotti

BMC owner Andy Rihs

BMC owner Andy Rihs. Photo ©Sirotti

BMC bike

Close-up of BMC bike. Photo ©Sirotti

Bretagne-Séché Environnement

Seche environnement

Honchos and riders from Bretagne-Séché Environnement. Photo ©Sirotti

Brice Feillu

Brice Feillu. Photo ©Sirotti


FDJ team

FDJ press meeting. Photo ©Sirotti

Marc Madiot

FDJ boss Marc Madiot. Madiot was a terrific racer. He won Paris-Roubaix in 1991. Photo ©Sirotti

Anrid Demare

Madiot had to choose between Arnaud Démare (pictured) or Nacer Bouhanni (points winner in this year's Giro) as his top sprinter for the Tour. Madiot chose Démare, and Bouhanni is going to join another team for 2015. Photo ©Sirotti


Dave Brailsford

Sky honcho Dave Brailsford

Brailsford, Froome and Porte

Dave Brailsford (with microphone) with Chris Froome and Richie Porte on his right.


Before traveling for the Tour's grand depart at Leeds, the Tinkoff-Saxo team check out the cobbles coming up in this year's Tour.

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador.

Tonkoff-Saxo team

Tinoff-Saxo on the pavé.


With team leader Contador in sparkling form, we may be treated to all-out war between these gents and Chris Froome's Sky squad.


Like the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team of old, the Tinkoff-Saxo team doesn't have to fly commercial, they traveled to Leeds on the Tinkoff jet.

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