I am not at the location of this year's race, so I am today posting a photo of the Tour de Costa Rica from several years ago, when I happened to be on a bus that pulled over as the stream of riders sped past. I reached for my camera to take a quick shot.
Costa Rica is the location of several international bicycle races, including a race that is billed as the toughest mountain bike race in the world. There is another bicycle race that goes from the Atlantic to the Pacific. There are not many locations where you could ride a bike all the way across a continent in just a few days.
Some of the top bicycle racers in the world, including the winner and top contenders of the Tour de France, have come to Costa Rica for races.
I apologize for the reflection and framing of this photo, but this was the best I could do in an instant.
On our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage, this week we are showing photos of the animals of Monterrey, California.