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OYM Celebrates the Tour de France

We're really looking forward to the beginning of 103rd Tour de France this weekend. The race starts on Saturday, July 2 and continues through Sunday, July 24.

According to the event's main website it will cover a total distance of 3,535 kilometers, made up of 21 stages with the following terrain profiles:

9 flat stages
1 hilly stage
9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson et Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc)
2 individual time trial stages
2 rest days

 

Did you know…?

The average Tour de France cyclist burns between 4,000 to 5,000 calories per stage, amounting to a whopping 123,900 calories by the end of the race.

 

Did you know…?

Over 12 million spectators come out to get a glimpse of the athletes, making the Tour de France the largest sporting event in the world.

 

Did you know…?

On “rest days” most Tour de France cyclists don’t rest, they ride for at least two hours in order to flush out lactic acid and keep their minds on racing.

 

Did you know…?

You can buy the same equipment and gear as the pros by visiting On Your Mark, where you can shop for a Bianchi bike,

and train with it on our state-of-the-art CompuTrainers,

then replenish afterwards with nourishing race foods and drinks.

Well, now you do!

Love, Peace and Bicycle Grease,

Matt & Julie

 

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