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Just before the yellow jersey ceremony after the London prologue, my kids caught up with the Tour director and asked him for his autograph.
He could have refused. He could have called security. He could have signed, but done it on auto pilot. Instead, he took the time to get down to the kids’ level, asked them their names, personalised the signatures, and chatted about his own young daughter. I was impressed.
He may have made a too hasty call on the damnation of Floyd Landis before the hearing results are known, but nevertheless what a lovely, thoughtful man.
Former event organiser Donna Tocci, PRO for Kryptonite, writes:
“Event day is a blur of activity. If you have time to breathe, you are lucky. Kudos to Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director, on taking time out to not only breathe, but actually sign autographs for kids and spend a few minutes with them. That’s how you make Tour fans for life!
“It’s a bright spot in the day to know that there are people out there who take the time to make a kid’s day. Bravo Mr. P!”