Hugo and his gang, all 22 years old, have set their folding camping table on the sidewalk, on the edge of the Cornouaille quay. Positioned just before the bend at the start of the Fosse-aux-Loups hill, they have a front row seat to the show and entertain their row neighbors with their equipment. “We were at the start in Brest with our table, we took the TER with it and here we are for the finish! The caravan passes, the young people drink. They are enjoying the good time together, for a real first party of the summer.
After 3:30 p.m., no need to try to climb the final hill. Hundreds of people are massed on the ends of the sidewalk, against the hedges. The latecomers try to make their way, as best they can. Julien, Mathieu and the two Quentin turned back, but wanted to come and see the riders pass through their city. “Nothing has happened for six months in Landerneau! We did not have the noise festival, nor even the music festival, ”they regret. These four members of the local rugby team, aged 21 to 26, find Gurvan accompanied by Anatole: “There is a craze of madness! “
Party rather than vote
Unmissable therefore. But will they have the same enthusiasm to go and vote this Sunday? “Because we vote on Sunday?” Ah yes, these are the departmental “, remembers Thibault, 22 years old. He managed to climb in a hedge with Gurvan to have a breathtaking view of the road, while Océane assures them in their adventures. “I might have gone to vote if I hadn’t lost my card,” she says. For Jean, from Hugo’s gang, there is no question of going to the polls. “I don’t feel represented by the candidates,” he explains. Unlike Mathieu, from the rugby group, convinced, who even had the proxy of a loved one last Sunday. But between partying with friends and going to vote, the choice is made for Hugo: “I have more interest in going to the Tour than voting. We have so much going on right now, with Euro 2020 as well… ”“ It’s more important to have fun than to vote, ”said Thibault. The abstention rate for 18-35 year olds was 82% last Sunday.
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