Tour de Romandie The Tour de Romandie is an early season stage race that has a habit of showing us the form of general classification riders in the build up to the Grand Tours, especially with the Tour de France (the last three winners of the Tour de Romandie have gone on to win the Tour de France). I attended two stages of the 2014 event with an idea to showcase not just some of the days riding, but also a selection of lifestyle images that give a glimmer of life on a tour. Unlike the Grand Tours, access to the route is much easier and I was able to photograph from a number of vantage points, driving ahead as the race went on. And what of the winner? Team Sky’s Chris Froome showed us his cards on the climb up to Villars and on the final days time trial defeating Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali on the way. There’s still a lot of road ahead before the Tour de France comes to town, but if history repeats itself…..