Veteran photographer Casey B. Gibson is in Rotterdam this week preparing for the Tour de France prologue Saturday. On Thursday he shot the ritual team introduction ceremony.
While the crowd was huge and cheers loud for all the favorites and stars, Casey reports the Rabobank team enjoyed the kind of reception only a home team receives.
Casey will be following the entire Tour this year for VeloNews. Look for his galleries each day.
(Related: More team intro photos.)