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The Beauty of Being a Fan

By Vratislav Šlapák

Tiresome travel. No Sleep. Waiting for hours. And one wonderful moment of pure happiness!

All the Tour fans who were travelling with the peloton are probably back at their homes right now. They quickly forgot all the discomfort they went through. Only the good memories remain.

Living in a crampy caravan, getting energy from junk food, catching a few moments of sleep somewhere by the road? That’s what a true Tour fan will do without any hesitation. He (or she) also will spend hours by writing his messages on blacktop and by partying with the other fans, no matter which country they are from.

Then a moment of tension comes. The peloton is here! The fan shouts and screams and dances. But the ecstasy is short. In a few minutes, the riders pass by. Was it worth it? You bet it was!