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Old 07-23-04, 09:59 AM   #1
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How big is the biggest rider on the tour?

Just wondering. And do you know what place are they?
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Old 07-23-04, 10:02 AM   #2
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Magnus Backstedt, who abandoned the Tour due to lung problems (I think), weighs 211 pounds.
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Old 07-23-04, 11:53 AM   #3
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Here is some trivia from the pre race medical check. Backstedt is 98 kilos., or 216 lbs. He's usually a little lighter (200-205). Not sure why he would want to come into the TDF heavier than normal. He's also 6'3". He is my height and weight exactly.

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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Old 07-23-04, 03:38 PM   #4
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