So, you see all these ripped pro-cyclists on the Tour de France, tearing up and down mountains, tonking it through French countryside and going hell for leather through city streets on their custom-made, uber-expensive bikes and backed by a super-slick support team.
How about the average Joe sitting at home watch le Tour? Could they take a bike costing less than a grand - in this case, the Carrera Virago from Halfords - and ride 4 of the toughest stages of the Tour de France? Would they survive? How would the bike fare? Welcome to the Tour de Francis.