The relationship between the public and the protagonists varies from sport to sport. In some, it is not even possible to gossip, while in others the contact is strictly verbal or musical. But few disciplines have such closeness between their parts as cycling. For this reason, the Tour de France had lost a lot last year without the presence of the fans next to the tracks, due to pandemic issues. Of course, the return of live spectators to the 2021 edition of the famous cycling competition was not what was expected.
He had not spent much of his career when the recklessness of a spectator or spectator, despairs to make see his cardboard poster with the inscription “Allez Opi-Omi” (supposedly, “let’s go grandfather and grandmother”) in front of the television cameras, he got in between the peloton, staggered a couple of riders, and hence a massive scandal drop for nearly half of the riders. Chaos, with a mountain of flying bikes and bruised bodies.
But the accident gave rise to dignity. Those who were saved from the “massacre”, including world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck Quick Step), decided to wait for the victims. Anyway, mischievous as few, fate awaited with another massive fall. Again more than 30 cyclists to the ground, among whom was very behind was the Latin credit, the Colombian Miguel Angel “Superman” López.
Thus, the French Alaphilippe hit the first blow to release the yellow jersey (shirt worn by the leader of the competition) of the Tour 2021 in a day that claimed several “victims”. Alaphilippe, 29, wearing a rainbow jersey, also suffered an injury, but was able to apply his status as a great finisher on the last hill leading to the finish line.
The Tour continues this Sunday with the second stage between Perros-Guirec and the Wall of Brittany Guerlédan, with an undulating route of 183.5 kilometers with the goal at the end of a 2 kilometres at 6.9 percent. Another appointment to show off the great final sprint.