Thursday’s Stage 18 featured the spectator with the companion taxidermy bear. Stage 19 featured something even cooler (and less frightening).
Behold the massive bike made of cars!
— Le Tour de France (@letour) July 25, 2014
Now, hopefully the cars that compose the spokes don’t need to go anywhere anytime soon. They’re pinned right in there.
In actual race news, it still looks like the Italian Vincenzo Nibali of Astana Pro Team is going to take home the yellow jersey this year. His lead remains over seven minutes ahead of the next closest rider, France’s Thibaut Pinot of Team FDJ.fr, as the cyclists ready for the time trial Saturday before the final path into Paris on Sunday.
Meanwhile, after losing their team leader, American Andrew Talansky, Team Garmin-Sharp got some great news today: Their rider Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania beat all the top sprinters to cross the finish line first in Stage 19. Navardauskas’s teammate, Ben King, of the United States seemed pretty a happy about it.
The course spanned over 208 kilometers (roughly 130 miles) from Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac, in France.