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May 08, 2006

Tour's devil builds World Cup bike

Reuters UK | Big bike for a big fan

The Red Devil of the Tour de France is branching out.

Didi Senft, who appears annually dressed as a devil at many of the Tour's toughest stages, wants to be a part of the publicity surrounding the upcoming soccer/football World Cup, kicking off in June in Germany.

He's built a giant, rideable tricycle using regulation soccer balls as tires. It looks to be a modification of his world record bicycle, since it shares some dimensions: 7.8 meters long, 3.7 meters high. That's about 26 feet long. Check out the video above to see Didi take it out for a little ride.

Seen at Bikeforall.net.

Posted by Frank Steele on May 8, 2006 in About the Tour, The Tour Devil | Permalink