Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tour, Stage 17: Short and Mountainous

Before the race goes through the crowds, the leading publicity caravan showers gifts on the fans along the route.  Carrefour, who sponsors the King of the Mountain competition, passes out polka dot t-shirts and caps.  Clearly these two young boys were able to grap a souvenir.  And then they got to be up close to see Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step) in his Maillot a Pois lead Kristijan Durasek (UAE Team Emirates) and Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) up the Col de Peyresourde.  The photographer in black, had gotten off of his moto to get this shot.  Fortunately he was able to jump out of Alaphilippe's way in time.  If I have done the math right, Alaphilippe needs to score maximum points atop this climb, to ensure that he will be on the podium as the King of the Mountains in Paris, even if he scores no other points in the final stages of the Tour.

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