Tifosi - among the words used to describe supporters or fans, I like the Italian one the most. The word, tifosi, derives from the word tifo, in English, typhus. Symptoms of contracting typhus include fever, delirium, and rashes. In some ways not that different from going crazy about a sport or team one loves. The tifosi of cycling add much colour and character to the sport. They are young and old. Come with flags or not. Often looking for the best vantage point they can find. Even police officers on duty cannot resist getting some memorabilia when they can. In between the transition from the Cobbled classics to the Ardennes classics, this is a toast to the fantastic supporters of the cobbled classics.