Both, but unless you can change lenses lightning quick, you’ll need two bodies. Hmm…..depends where you will get to stand. If you can get head on, then the 70-200. But if you are stuck in the crowd like the Tour, then 24-70.
Was also hoping to get out on Wednesday’s stage as it follows nearly exactly the same as our return route on our Sunday run the other day back from the Malverns and over Snowshill etc but unfortunately work has killed that.
Coming back to the lens issue, probably not helpful but I use an 18-200 that covers all aspects you will need for most bike photography, worth having a look at if budget allows or n+1 theory 🙂
Out of the choice you have, I’d probably go with the longer lens and focus on detail rather than panoramic.
Personally I’d not bother but I’m more into cycling than photography so I’d want to watch the race. If I was their for photography rather than to enjoy the race I’d go long to get some detail or very wide to get a great landscape with the cyclists in it. 24-70 will just be a pointless middle ground* which will get a generic “mass of cyclists” photo which isn’t worth missing the race for.
*Assuming that you aren’t using a full frame camera, when 24 would be nice and wide!
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