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A total of 44, vertical meters were climbed in , which equates to around five times the height of Mount Everest. An average of 10 liters of liquid water and electrolyte drinks are consumed over each stage, with this figure potentially doubling depending on the climate and altitude. Empty drinks bottles thrown away by the riders are collected and highly prized by fans of the Tour. The entire peloton goes through around tires over the course of the Tour. After a total of more than 3, kilometers over the entire Tour, this winning margin was just 82 meters. The average speed of the Tour has risen from Even on rest days, most athletes spend several hours on their bikes to avoid lactic acid buildup in their muscles.
Riders burn over , calories in total in the saddle, equivalent to around 12 Big Macs a day. Until , riders in the Tour de France did not have the luxury of gear-changing mechanisms and had to stop to change gears manually when climbing up hill and riding back down. To compensate for his weight disadvantage, he would fill his water bottles with lead for the descents.
After being banned from using solid materials in this way, he filled the bottles with mercury instead. The longest Tour took place in The riders covered a total of 5, kilometers over 17 days, which corresponded to an average daily cycle of kilometers.
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One of the most spectacular victories of all time was achieved by Eddy Merckx in , when he won the general classification, the mountains classification, the points classification and the combativity award for being the most aggressive rider. This — the largest cycling event in the world — is a true test of team spirit, the will to win, and absolute perfection. It is a platform for the best to compete, where first-rate athletes deliver superlative performances and legends are born.
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Geraint Thomas, winner of the Tour de France The Tour de France champions from left to right: Winner of the young rider classification, Pierre Latour France , overall winner Geraint Thomas in the yellow jersey, King of the Mountains Julian Alaphilippe in the polka-dot jersey France and the best sprinter, Peter Sagan Slovakia , in the green jersey. What was that like? Are you a cyclist yourself?
Do you use Continental tires? Who do you think will be on the podium in ? Teamwork Makes the Dream Work There may only be a few spots available on the podium, but cycling is a team sport. Only the best material is good enough Over the course of the three-week Tour, the professional cyclists spend over 80 hours in the saddle as they punish themselves through wild sprints, dogged pursuits and bold breakaways.
Learn more here. Even the support team needs to finish safely Over 4, people made up the support team accompanying the Tour, from the organizers through to the media representatives.
A Tour with tales to tell.