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Originally Posted by Tex Bs
I am wondering about some of the 'fashion' choices some of the fans at the Tour de France. Is it this prevelant at other races and European sporting events?
It's just you yanks visiting the country that dress poorly isn't it? **ducks and runs**
Being serious for a minute (I should be clear here, America doesn't have a monopoly on embarressing idiots, the halfwit wearing the full body suit in Australian colours springs readily to mind), there does seem to be a sizeable increase in the number of people who are dressing and behaving in a manner that suggests they only want to get on television. Sure, it can be spun as 'fans wanting to support the racers' but I'm always suspicious of people trying to be conspicuous, particularly in this media saturated age. As long as they keep it on the verges, it's okay, the thing I'm starting to hate is the senseless running up the road next to the riders. How long before we see a race ruined by a dumb spectator (as opposed to some of the accidents that have happened in the past - Lance and his handbag, the climber and the photographer, various dogs)?