At the top of Alpe d'Huez! In fact, I'm up above the finish line even.
Lots of love for Movistar and Quintana.
Worst lighting ever.
Center skylight/shaft of Notre Dame des Neiges with its hand-shaped pipe organ.
Looking up the center skylight of the Notre Dame des Neiges church.
Bike selfie in front of Notre Dame des Neiges.
Team Ducktape is an amateur Dutch charity team thing.
This person is clearly in the "Chris Froome does not dope" category.
Love for Chris Froome. I like the little eyes.
A common design in TDF folk art. This is pointing downhill; most point up or horizontally.
A cross between C3PO, the Doctor's phone booth, and the expected body part.
Beer in one kilometer. That isn't the end of the race- though some of the grupetto would probably appreciate some beer.
Promises of beer.
HTFU is 'harden the fuck up'. Probably my second favorite cycling phrase after 'shut up legs'.
The banana was a common symbol. Does it mean energy for the legs?
Sagan is known for his wheelies.
basically, "throw your bidon here". At 2km so it's unlikely anyone has a bidon left- but perhaps back in the grupetto?
Near Turn 2, which is has Pantani on the turn marker. You can see the white turn marker in the pic.
I assume the mask is supposed to represent Pantani. The hand-raised is a typical "folk art" style.
Pantani folk art (bottom) at turn 2, Pantani's corner (top).
Norwegian flag and mountains at Turn 3.
A banana and the "folk art dude". Always three fingers, hand always raised.
Pinot is French, and I love how this stencil shows the French flag so well.
This cute-and-derpy critter is the mascot of Alpe d'Huez.
My bike is the smaller one.
This looks very Dutch (tulip, windmill) but I can't match it to anything. It isn't on a flag or anything that I can find.
Love for Romai Bardet, French rider for AG2R.
Accusing Froome of doping. Not too surprising, given his huge hilltop win about a week before reaching Alpe d'Huez.
Horizontally oriented design that is making a statement against EPO.
More doping-related road art.
Finnish flag painted onto crosswalk bars.