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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Even the Devil Cheers

After yesterdays bout of God-bothering, may we make amends by introducing Mr Didi Senft, Devil of the Tour de France

Why the 'Devil'?
Born in 1952, Didi has long been a fan of the Tour de France. He noticed that the German television commentators would call the final kilometre of each stage 'The Red Devil's Lap':

They always called the final kilometre of a criterium [stage] the red devil's lap. I never saw a red devil, so I became one.


  • Apparently they know when he is coming up, because they can smell him from at least a kilometre away!

    By Blogger deej, at 5:57 pm, May 23, 2005  

  • I've heard an similiar anecdote, from a spectator, who unfortunately experienced 'Didi live' during one of the TdF stages! The costume gets a tad whiffy under the French summer sun. yuk-o-rama

    By Anonymous cileo, at 8:19 pm, May 23, 2005  

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