The official accordionist of the Tour de France is … English

Quelle horreur!

It has been disclosed that the accordionist accompanying the cycle race all the way from Yorkshire to the Champs Elysées is Karen Street, who lives in Wells, Somerset. She is doing it in homage to Yvette Horner, 92, who was the Tour’s official accordionist from 1952 to 1963.

karen street

Watch Yvette here. Or, somewhat out of role, below.


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