What's it like to ride the Tour de France? (video)

British cycling legend Malcolm Elliott sheds some light on what it's really like to compete in the biggest race of them all

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For all of us sitting at home watching the Tour de France on television, it’s hard to imagine just what it’s like to race for five to six hours a day, every day for three weeks. Factor in the mountains, the crowds, and around 200 other men all trying to win, and completing a Grand Tour seems an inconceivable task.

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