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July 22, 2004

Spectator dies on Alpe d'Huez

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Man falls to his death at Tour de France

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.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 22, 2004 in Tour news | Permalink


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

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