Video: The madness of l'Alpe d'Huez's Dutch Corner
Fans from the Netherlands turn the mountain into a multi-day party
Dutch Corner on l’Alpe d’Huez is an institution of the Tour de France. Global Cycling Network went to meet some of the fans from the Netherlands who take over a section of the mountain whenever the Tour de France comes this way.
In years when the Tour de France ascends l’Alpe d’Huez, turn 7 becomes the highest point in the Netherlands as orange-clad fans gather for a multi-day party.
This year, Dutch fans had arrived as early as Monday to stake a spot on the mountain, and brought with them staggering amounts of refreshment. Well, it’s thirsty work cheering on the riders in the hot sun for several hours, and you obviously have to spend a few days preparing for it.
In this video GCN’s Simon Richardson, meets the fans on Dutch Corner, including the guys whose camper van contained 120 litres of beer. It’s a hell of a party.