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July 10, 2003

Devil time

The first devil sighting of the Tour was today.

The devil is Didi Senft, who dresses up as a red devil and runs alongside the cyclists. He gets on TV year after year.

The H2G2 entry for Didi claims he dresses like that because German commentators called the last lap of a criterium the "red devil lap", but I remember him first appearing during the career of Claudio Chiapucci, who was nicknamed Il Diablo.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 10, 2003 in About the Tour | Permalink


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