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    Senior Member CanadianBiker32's Avatar
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    Has any pro rider in TDF with Mt bike on course

    For some reason i thought i once saw footage from a tour de france or another european stage race of one rider doing the race on a mt bike? has this ever been done?

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    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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    Any TdF rider on a MTB could probably stay with a pack of amateurs on road bikes. But wetween riders of the same level, no way.

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    A TDF rider on a MTB would blow me away on my road bike.
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    The question does not compute.
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    Armstrong took his road bike off-road in 2003. Does that count?



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    You probably saw some spectator on the course which happens sometimes. Either that or one of the tourist rides that the Tour organizes to give a taste of the course to the spectators.
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    Quite a few riders in the tour used to be MTB racers.

    But if you put Froome, Contador, Merckx, Anquetil, Hinault or whomever in their prime on a modern mountain bike, they would be crushing it to stay with the gruppetto. The efficiency difference at that level is very wide.

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