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fishymamba 07-19-11 04:55 PM

Eating while in the tour
 
I was wondering how the riders in the Tour de France get all that energy.

Was browsing the web and found this: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...e=stein/090701

Pretty amazing how they eat so much.

DrakeSuperbus 07-19-11 06:49 PM

Grand Tours: Pretty much the only place on the planet you can eat over 6k calories per day for three straight weeks and still lose weight.

Laggard 07-19-11 07:23 PM

I read that pushing that amount of food through your body day after day ain't good for your health.

Dubbayoo 07-19-11 07:30 PM

Here is a picture from Andy Schleck of what Leopard Trek eats.

http://twitpic.com/5p76z8

Rotten Bastard 07-19-11 07:32 PM

Pretty good article by Michael Barry: http://www.thestar.com/sports/tourde...in-his-stomach

and one about Dave Z going vegan: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...184873028.html

Shadco 07-20-11 05:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dubbayoo (Post 12954350)
Here is a picture from Andy Schleck of what Leopard Trek eats.

http://twitpic.com/5p76z8

Odd I was under the impression AS was eating a steady diet of


http://birdspictures.net/crow-sitting.jpg

chasm54 07-20-11 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishymamba (Post 12953630)

Pretty amazing how they eat so much.

Oh, I don't know. I recently did an eight-week tour. I was going only about 100km per day, at about 20kph - so half the distance, at half the speed, of these guys; (though to be fair, they aren't riding a 35lb tourer with 50lb of baggage). Out of curiosity I kept track of my approximate calorie consumption. Eating roughly 4000 kcal per day - almost twice what I would normally eat - I lost 7kilos, or about 15 lbs. And I didn't really feel I was eating a lot; one's appetite is enormous under these circumstances.

Dubbayoo 07-20-11 07:29 AM

I did AIDS Lifecycle in 2008, 585 miles over 7 days. I was pretty much eating or drinking every minute I wasn't on the bike because I was paranoid of bonking. I think I gained weight. :)

bikepro 07-20-11 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadco (Post 12955897)
Odd I was under the impression AS was eating a steady diet of


http://birdspictures.net/crow-sitting.jpg

This is very funny since the first time I saw Andy and Frank they reminded me of Heckle and Jeckle.


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