Our photographer, Gerard Brown, has been following the Tour de France action and as well as capturing all the action and the riders, he's also been getting the atmosphere of the tour, the stuff that goes on that you can miss on the tv coverage.

Below are some of our favourites from the TdF Tour Special in the RCUK gallery.

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From first to last

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Cochonou warming up the crowd

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Botero can descend like a demon

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Picked a good spot to watch the race

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Basques waiting for the riders

There are loads more photos in the RCUK gallery, and we'll be adding more over the next few days.