TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour


What?  Is it really time for the Tour de France already?  Man, my life in the fast lane makes it tough for me to keep up with what’s happening in the world of cycling…..and it just hit me like two days ago that it’s time for the tour.

Have you ever wondered how those pro cyclists prepare for a race like this, and how they stay energized throughout the grueling stages?

This is a pretty cool infographic that gives a visual of how it’s done.  It give great insight into how they fuel up for different stage types, what they do on the rest days, and how they hydrate.

Enjoy the graphic, enjoy the TdF, and as always….Enjoy Your Ride.

Infographic: How To Fuel a Grand Tour – An infographic by the team at Science In Sport

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One Response to “ TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on July 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Cool Post.


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