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.

Source: Al Jazeera