The fans have been pretty great, too, and this might the most passionate of them all – a bespectacled little girl sitting on (presumably) her father’s shoulders, cheering the riders roadside on stage 20.
— DANIEL McMAHON (@cyclingreporter) July 27, 2019
Elsewhere, back on stage 18, the then race leader Julian Alaphilippe of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team reportedly had relatives visiting him postrace, and he gave his leader’s yellow-jersey jacket to a shivering young boy.
Julian Alaphilippe a reçu la visite de proches en zone mixte au moment où l’orage s’est abattu sur Valloire. Parmi eux, un petit garçon frigorifié. Personne n’avait de veste à lui prêter, alors… 👏🏼 #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/O02v9knWc6
— Louis-Pierre Frileux (@LPFrileux) July 25, 2019
On stage 15, three-time world road champ Peter Sagan of the Bora-Hansgrohe team gave a fan his autograph midrace.
Peter Sagan really tries his best to interact with his fans, how can you not love him ✍️📕 pic.twitter.com/VOOXSw5UZy
— Eight in a row (@SwaganP) July 21, 2019
The three-week Tour ends Sunday in Paris on the Champs-Élysées. Bernal is expected to cross the finish line as the youngest-ever winner of the race at age 22.
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