The Guy in Devil Costume in Tour De France

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ever wondered who's that guy dressed like the devil at the Tour de France?

He's Didi, the guy with that huge bike who dresses up like the devil and jumps up and down like a toddler throwing a temper tantrum. So who is he and, more importantly, what's his deal?

Didi is Deiter Senft, a 56-year old German who modeled himself as "El Diablo" after hearing of an archaic cycling term used by television announcers:

Didi travels to most stages of the Tour with his enormous bicycles (he's listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having built the largest bike) and sets up a few kilometers out from the finish.

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