Chances are, if you live in North America, you probably haven’t paid all that much attention to the Tour de France since Lance Armstrong retired. However, you should. Even if everyone who’s ever won the race is a cheater, this is still one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports. And, much like the Kentucky Derby or the Daytona 500, the fans that line the routes of the TDF really know how to party.
To prove it, we present you this list. It may not make you any more interested in the actual sport of cycling, but it will make you wish you were there nonetheless. So take a look.
I wouldn't have thought wearing tiny yellow speedos would be an effective way to motivate a cyclist while he's riding up the side of a mountain. But I guess these dudes know something about cycling that I don't.
25. Aussie Speedo Guys
I'm going to assume that this guy is giving bananas to riders so they can replenish their potassium and that the ape suit is just for fun.
24. Mr. Gorilla
Looks like these folks were just hanging out on the beach down there when they looked up and saw some bike race going by. I wonder if they even knew it was the Tour de France.
23. Beach Party
22. American Patriots
Nothing will get you moving up a hill faster than a crazy man in a chicken suit chasing after you.
21. Chicken Dude
The 2012 Tour de France started out on the French island of Corsica, whose flag here is being help up by this attractive couple. (Apparently, in Corsica, the TDF attracts the same types of people NASCAR attracts in Florida.)
20. Shirtless Corsican
This surgeon is trying to give Alberto Contador a little checkup. Unfortunately, he wound up getting punched in the face.
19. Pesky Surgeon
Does this guy like cycling? No, he's bananas for it.
18. Pinky and the Banana
You gotta be careful if you're planning to wear underwear to the Tour de France. You don't want to distract your favorite rider and throw him off his game.
17. Half Naked Dutch Chicks
Also, you don't want to be standing around half-naked next to a bunch of nuns. It will make you pretty uncomfortable.
Or, whatever, just wear your underwear. It's cool.
15. Half Naked Norwegian Chicks
Just a bunch of cavemen jumping around in a field. Nothing to see here.
Who knew Batman and the Boy Wonder were such huge cycling fans? Gotham is a long way from central France.
13. Batman and Robin
And here we see Batman has apparently replaced longtime sidekick Robin with a the more comical Chicken Man. Excellent decision.
12. Batman and Chicken
On the right you have a frat bro wearing the American flag as a cape. On the left a dude with antlers on a football helmet. (How do you get a giant set of antlers through customs, anyway?)
11. Antler Boy and Captain America
Speaking of things that would be very difficult to get through customs...this guy.
10. Texas Longhorn
I don't know about you, but I prefer my Santas to wear pants at all times. I'm old school like that.
9. Pantsless Santas
Actually, I don't think that's a costume. I think this really is the Prince of Darkness.
No, these guys do not have the worst ever case of chicken pox. They're just big fans of team Carrefour, whose cyclists wear red polka-dotted jerseys and hats.
7. Horrible Chicken Pox?
To answer the question you're thinking in your head right now, yes, it is messed up to be turned on by a dude dressed up as Smurfette.
6. Cross Dressing Cosplay
It's nice to see the Mounties are out supporting Canadian cyclists, but I think France is a little out of their jurisdiction.
Now this one took a lot of planning. You don't just wake up one morning and say, hey, lets get a bunch of dudes and a bunch of stationary bikes and go on down to the Tour de France and have some fun. No. This kind of thing takes at least...what, two days to put together?
4. Spinning Team
That's an awful lot of man-cleavage for a country that best known for always wanting to remain neutral.
3. Swiss Borats
Sure, this dude is extremely naked. But you'd have to think the cyclist really appreciates that enthusiastic encouragement.
2. Enthusiastic Streaker
E voila. What better way to finish the list than with some bare female breasts...with little TPS logos? Obviously, these two lovebirds are big cycling fans.
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