Kawasaki is sponsoring the Tour de France in 2006.
You will see other camera bikes, often big BMWs, in the reporting, but the official bike is Kawasaki.
Gen: as it happens, that shot is in a flickr pool started by my cycling club-mate Tobin for the TdF this year.
It’s one of those little moments in the democratization of media at a sporting event that is probably more accessible and photogenic than nearly any other. It’s a neat contrast to go through that group, as opposed to the images you’ll see coming from the pros.