Friday, December 18, 2009

Tour de Costa Rica bicycle race

The day before yesterday was the first day of the Tour de Costa Rica bicycle race, which runs from December 16 - 28. The official name of the race is the Vuelta a Costa Rica.

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.

10 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Appears to be a great race! They look like serious bike racers!

brattcat said...

No apologies necessary, this image captures the spirit of the bicyclists beautifully.

glenda said...

Nice shot from the bus!

Jarart said...

This is a good shot. I always fumble around and miss things like this. This looks like so much fun to me as I love to bicycle.

Kate said...

I am an avid spectator of bike marathons and races. This looks like a good one!

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for the memories provided by this photography, as long ago I used to ride a bike as well.
Please have a wonderful weekend and always a save road ahead of you.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great country for a bike race. very nice

susieofarabia said...

How cool that you were there for the bike race. Most of my pictures are taken from a moving vehicle too...
Merry Christmas, Dave!

bathmate said...

So nice your posting.
Everything looks good in your posting.
That will be necessary for all. Thanks for your posting.
Bathmate

lots in Samara Costa Rica said...

I love to ride a bike and that tour is amazing! Costa Rica is a wonderful country and have many different adventures.

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