But on stage 15, one wannabe Usain Bolt was apprehended by one of his fellow spectators as he ran alongside Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) on the Grand Colombier climb.
The topless running man was hauled to the side of the road by a chap wearing an Ag2r La Mondiale top and looked a little startled to be stopped in his tracks.
With plenty of mountain stages still to come we're sure to see more people trying to run alongside the riders, but if you're in doubt about which kind of spectator to be, be the guy in the Ag2r top.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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