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Day 12 - Who is the devil?? The Tour de France spectators

One of the most iconic images of the Tour de France is the hoards of super fans cheering and running alongside riders as they climbs the mountain roads. The crowds seem to make a wall, which only just parts in time for the riders to make it through. The concentration and patience the riders need to stay calm and not panic amongst the flags and over enthusiastic fans dressed in fancy dress is impressive! Unfortunately the crowds do tend to be the most dangerous part of the Tour de France and we can always remember the time when Lance Armstrong crashed down onto the road having clipped a spectator’s souvenir bag But for the most part, the crowds are...

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