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Spirited Indeed!

On this second rest day of the 100th Tour de France, here’s a look at a special yet sometimes vexing thread of the race’s overall fabric:  The spectators.  Year after year, thousands upon thousands of colorful fans decorate the roadsides of France, at times problematically so but typically in good form and often laughingly creative.

I hope in years to come we see this many spectators along race routes here in the U.S., ideally less of a danger to riders of course, but definitely just as “spirited.”  Surely some of them need the rest today as well!

Sunbathing TDF fans in 1965.

Typically huge spectator crowds in the Alps.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in 2013 Tour de France, Humor

 

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