Nutrition on le Tour


“…a typical rider will come into the Tour de France carrying around seven percent body fat – a slim woman is around 20 percent – which drops to about four by the end of three-week endurance race.”

“If a stage has three big climbs, we’d expect riders to burn off anything between 8,000 to 10,000 calories per day.”

I’m going to have to ride a lot further than 25kms to burn this number of calories and get my body fat down to 7%. BikeRadar’s interesting article on nutrition on the Tour is here <link>


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