When cyclists race in the Tour de France, how many calories, on average, do they burn in a day? – 2017

When cyclists race in the Tour de France, how many calories, on average, do they burn in a day?




6,000




The newspaper ‘L’Auto’ organized the first Tour de France in 1903 as a means of increasing sales. The race has run annually since then, except when stopped during the World Wars that gripped Europe. It is mostly held in France, but the route occasionally takes the cyclists through nearby countries. The reach of the Tour de France began to expand globally as it gained in prominence and popularity. It now boasts competitors from all over the world who participate in the race each year.




The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Wikipedia
Date: July
First winner: Maurice Garin (FRA)
Competition: UCI World Tour
Race director: Christian Prudhomme
Organized by: Amaury Sport Organisation
Nickname(s): La Grande Boucle
Most recent: Chris Froome (GBR)




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