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The Tour de Francis

Can an amateur handle the Tour de France?  Dan Francis gives it a try.  There is a great scene in there where he is actually driven back by 12 metre high snow and a risk of avalanche.  It gives you an idea of how high they go in the Alps.  Not only is he an amateur, he does it without teammates or a peloton.  The Iron Cross, a time trial in Paris traffic, the cold, the cobblestones…  Dan Francis is one tough dude.  Impressive and fun documentary.  Here is an interview with Dan Francis on the experience.