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Convicts to ride Tour de France

Corsica allows prisoners to join 100th edition of cycling race as part of reintegration programme.

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 11:08
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You would normally associate the Tour de France with some of the world's top athletes.

But this year 40 convicts from a prison in Corsica have been allowed to ride part of the course, ahead of the professional riders who starts their race in 19 days time.

The initiative is part of the programme to reintegrate the prisoners into the French society. 

Al Jazeera's David Chater went to Corsica to find out why.

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