Apparently, Tour de France cyclists used to get their drinks by stealing them from stores – “The chasse a la canette? Well, that translates into ‘hunting for cans’ – drinks cans. Riders would get off their bikes at the sight of a bar, run inside, grab all they could off the shelves and out of the refrigerators and disappear with armfuls of booty which they had no intention of paying for. It was a colourful feature of the Tour de France until the organisers realised that what riders needed was more and not less to drink.”