A rolling party
Riding in the caravan is a fantastic experience, especially in an open truck. You can see the route of the stage in front of you, you feel the energy of the spectators on both sides of the road, and you imagine what it must be like to be in the peloton at full racing speed. The biggest rush, though, is undoubtedly the interaction with the fans along the route. People applauding, waving, and in the few seconds it takes to pass them there might even be a quick dance with the MC standing beside the truck driver.
Otis the MC is on a roll – exchanging quick greetings, singing with people, dancing, and even getting a Mexican wave going on both sides of the road in front of the caravan. In the meantime, you can see kids and adults with happy eyes putting on the caps and green jerseys that they just got from the hostess in the car in front of you. People get really fired up about the caravan and have a great time, as you can see in the video in this article. A survey from last year showed that 47% of the audience came to see the Tour de France because of the caravan.