After staying up late to watch the opening ceremonies we woke up early, for a Saturday, to watch the Men’s Cycling Road Race. The race started at 10am and we live close to the starting line so it didn’t take long for the riders to pass us. Actually, the start was a bit of a blur and they were in one gigantic pack. This wasn’t a disappointment since we knew the riders would be returning along the same route later in the afternoon.
Then, we met some friends at the Troubadour Cafe.
Miles, our dog, joined us after breakfast. A couple of hours later we lined up again to cheer on the riders. Miles was ready.
The leaders flew by followed closely by other competitors.
The local crowd wanted to see Mark Cavendish win the gold. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokourov won. All in all, it was a wonderful start to the Olympics for our family and it was the first Olympic event that all of us watched live. Now I’m going to settle in front of the telly to watch more events.