Stage 2: Les Essarts
Thor Hushovd celebrates on the podium after taking the yellow jersey during the second stage of the Tour de France that finished in Les Essarts.
All for one
Garmin Cervelo won the team time trial and Thor Hushovd (L) won the yellow jersey. It made for a memorable second stage for team and individual.
Philippe Gilbert puts his green jersey as best sprinter following the second stage.
An Australian fan, dressed up as a koala and waving an Australian flag, awaits the start of the team time-trial and second stage.
Follow the dots
Garmin's Thor Hushovd, wearing the Polka dot jersey of best climber, sprints at the end time-trial. The effort earned the Norwegian the yellow jersey.
Danish cycling team riders compete in the time trial.
Fans cheer on Danish team riders as they make their way around Les Essarts during the time trial.
Does he fly?
A young fan, dressed up as a parrot, poses on the road as he waits for the riders during the team time trial.
Quick Step, with Sylvain Chavanel in the middle of the pack,, train prior to the start of the time trial.
Spanish Euskatel-Euskadi, which includes Samuel Sanchez, go at it in the time trials.
It's a parade!
Le Credit Lyonnais bank and Le Journal de Mickey (a French weekly comics magazine) participate in a publicity caravan prior to the time trials.
Spectators cheer on Alberto Contador (R) and Saxo Bank during the time trial.
Netherland's Vacansoleil team riders sprint upon arrival at the end of the time trial.
Hometowners on trial
France's AG2R La Mondiale compete in the 23 km team time trial.
A better view?
A fan holding a British flag waits for riders during the team time trial.