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Old 07-26-08, 07:12 PM   #1
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Why no aerodrink systems

I head one of the rider's team cars today telling him when to drink.

Why don't they use some kind of aero drink system a la triathlon?

Are they in fact not that aero?

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Old 07-26-08, 07:19 PM   #2
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A number of the riders had aero bottles like this:

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VDV wore a camelback under his jersey (on his back) and drank through a hose. Also, it's a one hour event, most riders figure they can suffer through anything for 60 minutes, even dehydration.
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cool. I was referring to the type mounted on the aerobars that you can drink without changing position for.
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^ i was wondering what that was VDV was wearing!
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cool. I was referring to the type mounted on the aerobars that you can drink without changing position for.
I don't think those are very aerodynamic. They have their use for long distances spent on the aerobars, like in a triathlon, but for wind tunnel maniacs like the tour riders, it's probably a step in the wrong direction.
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