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Completing The Tour de France...Without Pedals

Liam Godinho
By Liam Godinho
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Spotted this on Euronews this morning, six guys have decided that cycling 3,404 kilometers (2,115 miles) over 21 stages isn't quite tough enough of a challenge. Instead, to mark the 100th edition of the Tour de France, they have set about completing every stage one day ahead of the Tour on footbikes (think push scooter with bigger wheels).
According to the group's website kickfrance2013.com, the project, titled Kick Your Life, Kick France 2013, is aimed at raising the profile of footbiking in Europe. The site also explains that they have been preparing for the last two years.

As it is very difficult to kick 200kms every day for three weeks in row, our preparations started in 2011 to be prepared to kick between 10-17 hours a day.


Below is a promo video for the challenge.

Apparently they can generate speeds of over 100kmph on downhills. Presumably they're doing it without blood transfusions too, though I'm not sure anyone's testing.

Clips and photos from each stage can be viewed on the group's Facebook page. They're already over halfway through.

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