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TOUR DE FRANCE | Ils prennent leurs vacances pour travailler sur la caravane

Par Raphaël Godet, France Bleu Alsace et France Bleu Sud Lorraine dimanche 13 juillet 2014 à 18:39

Anne-Laure Videlou, gestionnaire RH l'année, prend des vacances pour travailler sur le Tour.
Anne-Laure Videlou, gestionnaire RH l'année, prend des vacances pour travailler sur le Tour. © Radio France / Baptiste Schweitzer

C'est, avec la course l'autre grande attraction du Tour. La caravane publicitaire sillonne le pays avec quelque 600 personnes qui la composent. Parmi elles, beaucoup d'étudiants, mais aussi quelques salariés qui prennent leurs vacances pour y travailler.

À 35 ans, Thomas Vergauwen en est à son huitième Tour en tant que suiveur et "presque 30 si on cumule suiveur et spectateu r", explique ce Néerlandais. Le vélo est plus qu'un hobby chez ce lui, c'est une véritable passion à laquelle il consacre une large partie de sa vie. Responsable marketing chez un opérateur téléphonique, il pose depuis de nombreuses années plusieurs semaines de vacances pour suivre le Tour. Il est chauffeur pour VIP.

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