July 22, 2004
Spectator dies on Alpe d'Huez
The body of a 64-year-old Tour de France spectator was found Thursday by the roadside leading up to the L'Alpe d'Huez ski station, police officials said.
The man appeared to have fallen about 130 feet to his death during Wednesday's 16th stage of the Tour, when hundreds of thousands of fans packed a winding Alpine route during a time trial.
Only *one* dead fan? Pretty good odds for a million people, drunk, on a mountain top for a couple days.
Posted by: The Bug at Jul 22, 2004 11:28:24 PM