Looking a lot fresher on the first lap than the last! This is actually a breakway, maybe 10 miles into the race, that was about a minute up on the main field.
The Pope blessing the riders on the big climb. Yes, that's a person up on that rock, not a statue.
Without Lance around, George Hincapie was probably the closest-watched American rider. This is the breakaway on the final lap, which came very close to getting the win for George... but not close enough.
This could be a scene from the Tour de France, with large numbers of spectators and people in goofy costumes. Mick Rogers, Dave Z and I think but not positive Chris Horner here. Chris eventually bridged up to the break, just before the finish.
Ever felt like the guy on the right? A bit out-of-focus, but then again, so is he! This is towards the end of the big climb on the final lap of the final stage at the Tour of California.