Maybe it hasn't occurred to anyone that they might try to peddle away or maybe French prison guards just like a challenge, but a select group of French prisoners will be let out of jail next month to participate in their own Tour de France
. Almost 200 prisoners will hit the open road and race 1,400 miles around France, closely watched by 124 guards and prison sports instructors. "This project aims to help these men re-integrate into society by fostering values like effort, teamwork and self-esteem. We want to show them that, with some training, you can achieve your goals and start a new life," said Sylvie Marion of the prison authority.