Obviously we love the Tour but some people just don't see the appeal of watching the riders cycle for four hours just to see the stage decided in last 100 metres… weirdos.
That's why Reddit user killtheyolo posited the question "You can add one rule to the Tour de France to make it more exciting. What is it?".
Reddit uses a ranking system that draws attention to the most popular posts. Killtheyolo's reached the front page, making it one of the most popular on the site. As it stands it has received over 4,500 responses and we have skimmed off the best for you to read here.
This person who just loves teamwork
"The whole team has to ride a single tandem"
And this one who made their idea even better
"But they still have to climb forward on the tandem and advance to the first position to win"
This person who believes the riders should perform a community service
"The bicycle is now attached to a rickshaw. Competitors must stop and pick up tourists along the way"
Lance back in the Tour?
"Have two races, one from start to finish and the other from finish to start. Give every participant a lance"
What on Earth is a 'military-grade' hallucinogen?
"A bucket of mystery pills. Every day, each racer eats one. Some are slow-action, some are fast-acting. Some are uppers, some are downers. Some are military-grade hallucinogens. Hell, some are just plain-old Viagra.
The Tour-de-France becomes a struggle against your competitors, yourself, and the blue goblin trying to force-feed you spiders"
Squeeeeenis is short and to the point
This person who needs a geography lesson
"The Running of the Bulls will now be held on the same day, on the same route. Both Spaniards and Bulls will now accompany the cyclists"
French stereotypes were in abundance
"Bikers in teams, each member waits in a spot of the track. The previous biker has to pass a baguette to the next so he can start his part of the track.
Baguette can't fall on the ground"
This is just plain evil
"Every rider has to drink five cups of coffee, eat five McDonald's double cheeseburgers, and take five Ex-Lax tablets at the start of the race. At the end there's a single toilet"
This person has thought this through
"Every cyclist is given a single shot paintball gun with a single ball in the chamber, and if you are hit by a paintball you are out.
It'll create this dilemma of when to use your gun, and how much time do you practice marksmanship vs cycling? Also the competitors will cycle much more erratically around each other as they try to become a difficult target for opponents to hit. Should be fun to watch"
"All water must be switched with cranberry juice"
"You got like three feet of air that time"
"Home made ramps like kids make for bike jumps"
Definitely wouldn't get annoying
"The Benny Hill theme must be played, on loop, through loudspeakers, and on all television broadcasts, continuously for the entire thing"
And our hands down favourite
"One cyclist out of every team gets a pool noodle, which he may use to sabotage the competition in any way he sees fit.
Think about how awesome it would be to see a bunch of grown men with their serious game faces on, participating in one of the most grueling tests of endurance and fortitude in all of sports, but also a few assholes mixed in just beating the shit out of people with pool noodles.
It would be perfect."
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