[rescue] Tour de France (was RE: $ for repair to 35 line X11 complete program)
stephane.tsacas at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 16:41:16 CDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 19:26, Sheldon T. Hall <shel at artell.net> wrote:
> The other reason the real fans make the effort is that they can see the
> riders up close, singly or in small groups, going slowly. On the typical
> road stage, you can't see squat; a breakaway comes by at 40 MPH, then
> there's a pause, then 100 riders in one big clot come by at 40 MPH, then
> walk back to your car.
As you say, another exception is the last day in Paris where you can see the
riders 20 times if you stand on the Champs Ilysies (10 times on your side of
the road, 10 times on the opposite side).
At the end of the race, each team will do another round, slowly, sometime
joking with the motor officers or the onlookers, carrying flags, etc.
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