With the Alpe d’Huez making its first appearance in the Tour de France since 2013 yesterday, and on-bike video now allowed, Velon’s latest video shows exactly what it’s like to race through the crowds, including Dutch Corner, where many fans had been partying for three days.
A separate video, meanwhile, shot from within one of the Team Sky cars, shows the less than warm reception they were given on the mountain – a chance to test the Jaguar’s windscreen wipers ahead of today’s final stage into Paris, but let’s hope they wound the windows up before things got too nasty.
Dutch corner... pic.twitter.com/WVMuqFlgGU
— Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) July 25, 2015
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