Lachlan Morton is doing the Tour de France on his own- the 1903 way, without support, including riding his way between stage starting points.
The Wall Street Journal had an article about him (it is behind a paywall):
The article did have some great comments:
“After 11 or 12 hours, he’s noticed that his morale tends to dip. With his body screaming at him to stop, his mind joins the chorus. Morton is experienced enough to know that if he can push through that moment, he can find a few more hours in his legs. The real signal to call it a day is when the hallucinations begin. Big rocks turn into fluffy dogs. Morton’s brain turns to mush.”
The early Tour years “were so strict that the French champion Eugene Christophe was famously disqualified while repairing the front fork of his bike in a blacksmith’s shop while leading the 1913 Tour. Despite doing his own welding, Christophe was still booted off the race once he was found to have received illegal assistance — the blacksmith’s son had operated the bellows.”
You can track his progress here: