Tour de France: Rider pees himself to keep warm in mountainsUploader: Tygosida 5 month ago Subscribe 7
View all Entertainment Sites. Had he lasted to the mountains, he would have happily made urine inside his racing suit. The study compared the lifespans of any Frenchman who finished at least once in the Tour de France against an average Frenchman, and found that mortality rates were 41 percent lower for the riders. When not being tuned up or transported or ridden, the bikes for each team remain under lock and key in the team truck. At the chaotic start villages, riders have sought out shady spots under awnings and trees, and donned vests with pockets for ice packs while warming up on turbo trainers.