Men In Bikinis? Alberto Contador Fighting A Spectator? That’s Friday At The Tour de France
Luxembourg's Andy Schleck took the Tour de France yellow jersey Friday on a commanding performance up the Alpe d'Huez.
More importantly, the mountain brought out some true freaks, both of whom earned a violent reaction -- the first from a gendarme, the second from last year's champion. The incidents were only two of a strange 19th stage of a Tour noted so far more for its bizarre incidents than its masterful riding.
First, bikini man, who takes a nasty horse collar at the end (follow the lower left-hand side of the screen to follow his fate:
So many questions emerge from this. Did the man come all the way from Down Under to support Aussie rider Cadel Evans? Is he an expat? Is he a Frenchman who simply has a favorite rider and decided beachwear transvestism was the best way to display this support?
Even wackier was the fan who got a smack in the face from 2010 champion Alberto Contador:
Was that Hawkeye Pierce? What was he trying to give Contador? A stethoscope?
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