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A spectator looks at a dancer on a float promoting a washing  powder. It is one of the many vehicles that form the Tour de France Caravan. This parade, consisting of cars advertising various brands and goods, travels ahead of the actual race, along the race route. According to official Tour de France website, this parade has become an essential part of the race and as many as 47% of spectators come first and foremost to see the caravan..