How much do pro cyclists eat during the Tour de France

People are always asking how many calories a pro cyclists burns in a Tour stage and how many calories they need to eat in order to replace that energy. I’ve got a couple of sources for the answer to those questions.

Andy Schleck tweeted this photo yesterday after the stage. Their team chef had put into one pile everything that one rider consumes in one day – amazing! Hmmm, I think it would take an entire day of pretty high intensity Spinning


  1. I’ve been riding 450km a week and going to the gym 5 days a week on top of that. The amount of food I eat is phenomenal, but if i were to put it on a table this actually makes some kind of sense. Regardless, this is a phenomenal amount of food.

  2. Oh yes… I can think of several profiles Id like to use this in.

  3. WOW! All that food for one person?!?! I agree, my stomach hurts just looking at it!

  4. Yet the infusion (intravenous drip) is missing …

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