Tour de France Cyclists Were Mooned in the Mountains of Southern France Yesterday (Video)

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The Tour de France might just be the most grueling sporting event in the world. Cyclists must ride for 21 days in a 23-day period, covering a total of about 2,000 miles. And while some of these miles are logged on nice smooth roads, many are logged high in the mountains, where riders must navigate perilous turns and steep inclines.

And people wonder why these guys use PEDs.

Anyway, the ninth stage of the 2013 Tour de France on Sunday was one of these harder segments. Riders had to deal with not one, but five mountain passes through the Pyrenees, en route to Bagneres-de-Biogorre in southwestern France. Sunday was so tough, in fact, that Tour leader Chris Froome called it, “one of the hardest days I’ve ever had on a bike.”

On the bright side, though, riders were treated to an unexpected bit of scenery. While passing through one of those picturesque mountain villages, a spectator on the side of the road turned around, bent over, and gave everyone a nice view of the moon.

Take a look:

The sight of some dude’s pasty white rear probably doesn’t provide as big a boost as a good old-fashioned blood transfusion, but it’s better than nothing, right?

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