Sat 7 Jul
The first time I'd got to see the opening day - though we couldn't get close enough to the action, so we sat on the grass a few yards away and watched it unfold on the big screen. I'm not sure who that is in the photo, I think it's one of the Brits. Bradley Wiggins came 4th, David Millar 13th in the Prologue; the eventual overall winner, Alberto Contador, came in 15th, and was never very far from the top thereafter.
A special word for first-timer Geraint Thomas, who missed ending up last of the 141 finishers by a mere 6 minutes 3 seconds. Pretty close after 3 weeks, and 94 hours in the saddle - a valiant effort! Seriously (?), I think it's fantastic that he got through to the end at the first attempt, and hope to see him climb the rankings in years to come.
The official web-site has all the details.