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One of the most interested collectors is English

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C. Madini, J. Iswan, M. Poisso – France3

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Who can believe that English is the biggest fan of the Big Loop? Peter Martin fell in love with the Tour de France 20 years ago. He has put together an interesting collection: jerseys, hats and food items from the caravan.

A house in the east of England hides one of the most impressive collections in the Tour de France. An avid fan of Peter Martin. In 20 years, he has amassed thousands of items, starting from the advertising caravan and sorted by color and carefully preserved. But sports memory: jerseys, hats and periodicals.

If her collection is so unique, it’s because it holds her childish soul. Its core? Model of a miniature Tour de France. 200 racers and many vehicles purchased on the flea markets and on the Internet since 1998. An interest he shares with his family. With his son and his wife, they recreate the appropriate stage every day and take photos for social networks. “We all told Peter we had tour fever and gave it to us!“His wife laughs. He hopes that next summer he will come to France and enjoy the hundredth stage of the Big Loop.