threshold testing

Can you match it with the peloton in the Tour de France?

Tour de France Physiological Review
Stage 10 of the 2014 Tour de France was won by Italian Vincenzo Nibali and was brutal. It had a total of 7 climbs, 4 of which were rated as category 1. Considering they are only just coming up the half way mark of this incredible sporting event, what does it actually take to compete in this race.

Anthropometric and Physiological Profile of Tour Cyclists

  • TT specialists are generally 180 to 185 cm tall, weigh 70 to 75 kg, and have a BMI ~22 kg/m2.
  • Climbers are generally 175–180 cm, 60–66 kg, BMI 19–20 kg/ m2