The Tour de France cycle race is perhaps one of the most prestigious long distance cycle races in the world. It consists of between 20 and 22 teams each consisting of nine riders. That’s a total maximum of 198 competitors.
In order to provide protection for these cyclists, French authorities have allocated 23,000 police and are considering ‘a larger involvement of security forces.’
To put that into perspective, that’s 116 police allocated for every competitor, and according to officials, that may still be insufficient to guarantee their security.
No doubt many will be longing for the ‘good old days’ when their major concern was doping.
Who knew that cycling was un-Islamic? I mean, we knew there was no humour in Islam, but no cycling either?