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June 04, 2009

The Chain Gang: - 194 inmates, escorted by 124 prison guards and sports instructors, will set off from Lille and cycle about 1,500 miles, ending up in Paris. They will have to cycle in a pack, will not be ranked and, for obvious reasons, breakaway sprints will not be allowed.

posted by JJ to other at 07:23 AM - 5 comments

No yellow jersey, just orange jumpsuits.

posted by JJ at 09:55 AM on June 04

That is so funny. I guess it is one way to make sure there is no doping on the Tour.

posted by bperk at 10:20 AM on June 04

Holy cow. I thought this was a joke when I heard about it on NPR last week, even the commentators were making jokes about it. They interviewed one of the racers who said it was "a tremendous opportunity."

I hate to say it, but I am glad those are not my tax dollars at work.

posted by johndurkin8 at 10:53 AM on June 04

This year, it's a bike ride. Next year? A long walk.

posted by JJ at 11:25 AM on June 04

This year, it's a bike ride. Next year? A long walk.

Thanks for the trip...er, long walk down memory lane, JJ. I loved that book!

posted by BornIcon at 12:18 PM on June 04

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