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2011 Koln Marathon
Didi has become as much a part of the race as the riders themselves since he first appeared in 1993 and follows the Tour in a minivan sponsored by the LUK carparts company. While not liked by all the riders (one notable fan is Andy Scleck), Didi is almost universally popular among spectators and many people around the world tune it to race footage in order to try to spot him.
Get well soon, Didi.