Running fans not always a bad thing, as De Gendt proves
Jul 13 2016 01:47 pm CET

Running fans not always a bad thing, as De Gendt proves
Running fans not always a bad thing, as De Gendt proves

Fans running along with the peloton have often led to serious problems and angry riders. It isn't all bad however, as Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt tells us.

The Lotto-Soudal rider was struggling to get to the top of the Peyresourde earlier this week. He was then accompanied by a fan holding an umbrella which shaded the rider from the hot sun.




In reply to the original tweet, De Gendt jokingly answered that he had wanted the fan to run along for the rest of the climb.




De Gendt appears to take things lightly in general. On July 11 he tweeted: "Such a long detour to get to Paris."

The 29-year-old is currently in 60th place in the general classification of the Tour de France and occupies the fifth spot in the mountain standings.
Photo of Thomas De Gendt (cropped) by Lotto Soudal.





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