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07-23-04, 09:59 AM
Just wondering. And do you know what place are they?
Magnus Backstedt, who abandoned the Tour due to lung problems (I think), weighs 211 pounds.
Here is some trivia from the pre race medical check. Backstedt is 98 kilos., or 216 lbs. He's usually a little lighter (200-205). Not sure why he would want to come into the TDF heavier than normal. He's also 6'3". He is my height and weight exactly.
Lowest resting heart rate: Santiago Perez (Phonak) - 31 bpm
Largest respiratory capacity: Mikel Astarloza (Ag2r) - 7.98 litres
Lightest rider: Alexandre Botcharov (Credit Agricole) - 54.5 kg
Heaviest rider: Magnus Backstedt (Alessio-Bianchi) - 98 kg
Shortest rider: Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r) - 1.58 m
Tallest rider: Guillaume Auger (RAGT) - 1.96 m
Youngest rider: Filippo Pozzato (Fassa Bortolo) - 22 years
Oldest rider: Viatcheslav Ekimov (US Postal Service) - 38 years
Average height: 1.79 m
Average weight: 69.9 kg
Average respiratory capacity: 5.74 litres
Average blood pressure: 122/69 mm Hg
Average resting heart rate: 51 bpm
07-23-04, 03:38 PM
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