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Le Tour: How do these guys do it?
These guys are amazing!
I heard somewhere that they are the best 1% of the best 1% in the world. Some people say that these are the best athletes of any sport.
For Le Tour de France, they do 21 stages in 23 days. Each stage averages about 120 miles and takes about 4-4.5 hours to do. They experience pain and go uphill and downhill, ride through strong winds, wet roads, and get injured from falls (broken helmets, skinned knees and/or elbows) or other riders. They get less than 24 hours of rest, and then they have to do it all over again.
Wouldn't their legs or whole body be sore the next day? Are these guys on drugs or something? I really admire their athleticism, but their level is unreal.