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5 Funny Tour De France Videos | Bruises, Bumps and Blood Galore

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5 Funny Tour De France Videos | Bruises, Bumps and Blood Galore

Tour de France - ParisYou know, I have never understood why they allow people to stand so close to the bikers on route for the win of the Tour de France. The crazy fans jump out in front of bikers, throw things at them, try to distract them, and now they are apparently setting traps with dogs.

I was in Paris in 1998 when the bikers were to complete their final stretch onto Champs’elysee, and I was not up to the idea of going around all the madness, with all the mad people gobbling up the streets and the metro.

Here is a great collection of all the things that can wrong as a competitor in the annual Tour de France. There are many obstacles along the way, and that is not limited to the tough course and terrain, and you primary competition, the other bikers. You’ve gotta be tough, and ready to fight back, if you are to make it to the finish line unscathed.

Take This Detour Here


Rough roads and grass can certainly dampen one’s chances of staying on the bike and actually winning. But this guy, who happens to be the infamous Lance Armstrong, figures out how to stay on the bike and in the race.

Remember, Mama Told You To Never Gloat


Oh man, so close yet so far. This biker almost had the stage won, even in the rain and on the slick roads, until he decided to celebrate his victory a little too soon. Passed up by the guy in second, the biker takes to running his bike across the finish line, and settles with second place.

Beware of the Competition… And the Fans


Well, I guess this fan was not too pleased with this particular biker’s aggressive approach to racing. While the one onlooker tries to get the crashed bike out of the narrow path, the other pissed off fan decides to throw the non-sportsman-like biker over the side of the bridge. Yikes. May not be from the Tour de France, but definitely is something to watch.

Crashes and Crazy Fans


Does it count if my bike makes it across the finish line? Even if I’m not on it? Ouch. This would be considered a massive accident if this had occurred with vehicles on the freeway. And there are a few other bumps and bruises along the way. Nobody said there was no danger in bicycling, but the bikers are learning to fight back, beware!

Burghardt vs. Dog Tour de France 2007 Stage9


Yet another example of the many crazy obstacles competitors in the Tour De France must face while they battle, stage after stage, to reach the top. I hope the dog and the biker are ok, because it is apparent that front wheel didn’t make it.


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  1. Colin

    July 25, 2007 at 12:20 am

    The person taking the shortcut in the first video is Lance Armstrong. There was talk that he would be disqualified for it, but it was decided he was avoiding the rider who crashed in front of him, and that the shortcut did not put him ahead of where he was to begin with.

  2. Patach

    July 25, 2007 at 1:37 am

    I feel really really bad that I laughed throughout the entire thing. Yes, even the dog part.

  3. Preshit

    July 25, 2007 at 5:59 am

    Awww, that poor dog in the last video.

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  8. zobilamouche

    July 26, 2007 at 10:08 am

    If you really think that the 2nd and 3rd videos are from the Tour de France, there is definitely something wrong with you…

    You obviously know nothing about cycling, and it’s sad to make fun about rider’s infortune.

  9. kulpims

    August 11, 2007 at 6:18 am

    if I were busting my ass of on one of those very very uncomfortable bikes the whole day and some stupid fuck ran in front of me and knocked me down – I’d just go berserk on the fucker ;) and I’d kick the stupid dog-owner too

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