Didi The Devil set to retire

Grand Tour regular Didi 'The Devil' Senft will hang up his trident after appearing at the Tour de France since 1993

Didi The Devil with an angel on stage 19 of the 2006 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Having been a regular fixture at the roadside during the past two decades of the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, Dieter 'Didi The Devil' Senft looks set to hang up his trident.

Senft's distinctive red costume, bushy beard and decorated trident have appeared in the Tour on numerous occasions, usually during a key mountain stage. But now, the 62-year-old German has decided that enough is enough after recent poor health and lack of sponsorship.

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