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    average size and age of riders

    Does anyone know what is the average height/weight/age of the riders in the tour?

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    No. My guess would be 5'7" and 160.
    i may have overreacted

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    From the 2004 pre-Tour medical.....

    Rider stats
    After the medical examinations were carried out over the past two days, the Tour organisers issued the physiological statistics of all 188 riders. The maxima, minima and means are as follows:

    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

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    No. My guess would be 5'7" and 160.
    That's 170cm and 72 kilos.

    Riders are a bit taller and skinnier than you guessed!

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    I was close though.
    i may have overreacted

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    Astarloza's lungs.....crikey!!

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    Astarloza's lungs.....crikey!!
    Yes, apparently the average is 4.2!

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    Here's roughly scaled comparison pics of the body size extremes. Look at the difference in calf length between Dumoulin and Auger.

    Amazing also to think that is Rujano rides next year the lightest rider will be 49 kilos/108lbs!

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    98 kg? Yikes! How did he do on the hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worker4youth
    98 kg? Yikes! How did he do on the hills?

    autobus.


    BTW, he's attempting a WR this weekend behind the derny. Pushing a 60x13.

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