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DAY 15 - The Voiture Balai

Since 2004 Daniel Alain has followed every stage of the Tour de France clocking up more miles than even the most ardent of superfan. Alain is an integral part of the race that no rider wants to acknowledge, and for him at least, he has the best seat in the house. “In the broom wagon we see the race differently. There are two races really. There is the race in front, the race everyone sees on TV. And then there is the race behind. So many things happen behind. We live some amazing moments.” Ref Whilst no longer a Citreon H van, the Voiture Balai was first introduced in the 1910 TDF, not really to help the struggling riders,...

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