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    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.
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    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.

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

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

    http://twitpic.com/5p76z8

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

    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.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadco View Post
    Odd I was under the impression AS was eating a steady diet of


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

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