Photos from last Monday afternoon when Le Grand Depart raced into London, grazing across the top of the Isle of Dogs, a short walk from the office in Canary Wharf. I headed out around 2:40 and found the crowds starting to gather.
More and more people gathered, mostly folks in their suits, many carrying coffees, emerging from the skyscrapers to come watch. Then the dark clouds rolled overhead, and we were all unexpectedly rained upon.
And then, after 45 minutes of waiting, as various French police bikes and cars raced by, and pump-em-up vans blasting techno, the peloton blurred by, too fast for me to even get a photo. Instantaneous. The DLR rolled out two trains as the riders approached.