Pushing for women’s race, group tackles Tour de France

Each July, they ride all 21 stages of the tour, it’s a challenging route of nearly 3,500km.

A group of female amateur cyclists are riding every stage of the Tour ahead of the male pros – with traffic, a modest support team, and no prize money or fanfare.

They are trying to push for a women’s version of cycling’s biggest race – but the Tour de France organisers say it is not possible for now, mainly due to logistics.

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler has more from the French Alps.