They had come out in support of MTN-Qhubeka and in particular Daniel Teklehaimanot.
Daniel’s fans were not disapointed he spent lap after lap on the front bringing back the break and protecting leader Edvald Boasson Hagen.
The ‘Gorilla’ Andre Greipel won the stage, but as Daniel rode back to the team bus high fiveing everyone it was as if he had won, with only Sir Bradley being more popular.
Everywhere Daniel was, there were his country folk cheering him on.
Ouside the MTN-Qhubeka bus there was a party going on.
It was a tight squeeze in the team bus area with fans directing the traffic.
Unfortunatly he never came out of the team bus but did sign lots of things for the fans while in the bus.
Photos; Paul Burgoine