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Tour de France spectators use their cars to make cool bicycle art

Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas of Garmin-Sharp reacts after crossing the finish line first at the end of the 19th stage. (Bas Czerwinski/EPA)

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!

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, 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.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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Marissa Payne · July 25, 2014