Inmates To Ride In Their Own Tour De France

Close to 200 prisoners will cycle around France next month in the first penal version of the Tour de France. They will be accompanied by 124 guards and prison sports instructors. Breakaway sprints will not be allowed.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Prison inmates in France are getting a chance to stretch their legs. Next month, they'll ride in a prisoners' Tour de France. It will look like the actual bike race. Nearly 200 inmates will traverse the pleasant French countryside, only they'll be trailed by more than 100 prison guards. The riders are also not allowed to compete. This event is all about team building. We assume that's to discourage any breakaway sprints.

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