Bunch of near misses today in the ToC
So, I was at Redondo Beach today for the final stage which was great. I was at the first turn after the start, and the volunteers were doing a great job with crowd control, however.
On the second lap this older guy (in his 60's) jumps the line and get out about 10 feet into the street and kneels down with his camera right as the peloton showed up. People in the crowd were screaming at him to move, but to no avail. Since we were on a turn the riders were coming in tight and a T-Mobile rider had to move to avoid him, and the guy had to dive out of the way to avoid getting hit by other riders. I can't blame the staff for it as they were putting out another fire as the peloton came in but it struck a nerve with me. I also heard someone tossed a bottle into the road causing a crash.
At first I was ashamed of the Freddish of the US fans, but that stuff happens at the euro events too.