Mario and Luigi - Tour de France

The Tour de France is well underway, and this great cycling event wouldn't be complete without some colourful characters to cheer on the riders. It's commonplace to see spectators such as El Diablo running on the roadside alongside their heroes, even if it is potentially quite dangerous and frowned upon by the event organisers.

This year it was the turn of a trio of intrepid bare-footed Nintendo cosplayers, who all appear to have taken invincibility stars to allow them to keep up with Team Sky's yellow jersey wearing Chris Froome... if only for a short time.

Apologies for the poor quality video footage, but we're sure you'll agree this is quite an entertaining spectacle when accompanied with powered-up Mario theme music.

[via gameblog.fr]