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ronbridal 07-17-05 09:10 PM

Finish Line Refuge
 
What actually takes place when the race is over and the riders head directly to their team headquarters. You see this every time when Lance finishes, or any other rider really. I know so much is done to replenish fluids that are lost, but was wondering if anyone had insight into what takes place. Massage, H2O, Change of clothes, etc. Thanks!

skinnyone 07-17-05 09:26 PM

Supposedly 1/2 an hour from the time you stop is supposed to be a point where your body absorbs a lot of glycogen.. Some kind of serious recovery drink with carbs and protein... Even some solid food maybe.. So my guess,,, leak/dump, change clothes, hydration, food... Not necessarily in that order...

Smoothie104 07-17-05 09:52 PM

They jam a tube up their urethra, and back fill their bladder with some clean urine, lol.....

ed073 07-17-05 10:10 PM

drink, drink, drink.

Soigneurs are all on standby with water, Coke, electrolyte etc etc.

OrionKhan 07-17-05 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoothie104
They jam a tube up their urethra, and back fill their bladder with some clean urine, lol.....

ouch! :eek:


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