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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-08-08, 10:20 PM   #1
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A Clyde Rides for Garmin/Chipotle Team

I was on the Felt website looking at their new bikes and discovered that there's a Clydesdale rider on the Chipotle/Garmin pro team. His name is Magnus Backstedt. Had I known that, I would've looked for him in the Tour de France. It's great to know that 160 lb riders aren't the only ones good enough to ride at that level. Also, I read in another article earlier today that this guy dishes out 2000 watts on a decent day!! That's some serious power output.

http://www.feltracing.com/09/content...453&pageid=453
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Old 10-09-08, 12:58 AM   #2
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That guy has been around for a long time now. I believe he put out a well known book a few years back!
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Old 10-09-08, 06:23 AM   #3
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Backstedt's palmares is extensive, including stage wins in both the Tour and Giro.
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Old 10-09-08, 07:23 AM   #4
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Magnus is a beast, yo. That guy has legs that could power small cities..
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Maggie is way cool. My wife and I got to talk to him before a Stage start in the Veutla last year. His biggest win is definately Paris Roubaix in 2004.
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