19 December, 2011

The fans

Any cyclist will tell you that the fans are one of the best things about racing. Riding through a wall of noise; of screaming, cycling-crazed nutters, is such an unparalleled experience. It’s an adrenaline rush like nothing else.

It’s one of the things that makes me love racing in Belgium so much. The people that flock out to watch races over there are so dedicated. They love cycling like they love beer and their own mothers, and because of this they are awesome!

This post doesn’t really have much of a point other than to show you some funny pictures of rather interesting people. Some of these snaps make me laugh quite a lot! This last set depicts probably the most famous cycling fan in the world, Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft, in his natural habitat – on the roadside of the World’s biggest races. He has earned considerable admiration for the amount of TV time he has accomplished over the years and is an unfaltering fan favourite. Oh, and he's mental!

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