Tour de France: Muscles work lively; power as let a frame bend tears the air.
150,000,000 spectators: You can turn over the politics because of Tour.
Tens of thousands of people crowd at the top of Mt. Alps. Though snow still remains, fans stay a night to keep the cheering space. Support caravans of each team also keep their place.
The shouts of joy echo in the mountain when athletes reach top. Though BMW of police which lead athletes honked a horn, the road has been narrowed by the crowd. A long time ago, a virgin threw a twig of laurel to a marathon runner.
At here, the fans fight to be a top, try to hand newspaper over to athletes.
Athletes put it inside of jersey to prevent cold at downhill.
At the uphill road, fans try to push buttock of their favorite athletes while judges are not looking, and pour water of bottle on the athletes instead of applause.
The spectator crowd in flat place, too, though athletes pass in front of them instantly. However, this moment of once a year fills fan with a joy.
The total number of spectator who came from all over Europe is more than 150,000,000. Audiences of TV are over 50,000,000 everyday only in "Euro Vision".
To control this huge crowd and general cars, the army and the police deployed 30,000 people. However, they often lost the control of enthusiastic crowd.
General traffic is stopped before the race. Then the large numbers of advertised van which were decorated by each company pass the road. The number must be more than 1,200.
Moreover, 1,000 cars of the team, the official, and the press have passed by.
People 2 times as many as the total number of the car has supported Tour. And they have several functions, and move along with Tour.
As for the function, it means the post office, the Tour bank, the Tour radio (exclusive radio station for only Tour), the hospital, the gas station, the repair shop, the Tour publisher (print several documents, distribute them to Tour staffs).
If you add the caravan of police to this, you would feel as if a nation is moving along with Tour in front of the crowd on the roadside.