Tour de France diet makes reporter puke

Tour de France diet makes reporter puke


Are we rolling? THE TOUR DE FRANCE CHALLENGE Hi. Tour de France participants are said
to ingest 8000 calories a day. It is true. I talked to a team chef. He gave me a detailed list of what a cyclist eats
in a day during the Tour. So I’m going to try to ingest 8290 calories. BREAKFAST Oatmeal
Omelet 3 sandwiches
500 ml smoothie Coffee
100 g pasta 1 yogurt
1 glass of orange juice Here I go. Normal intake for a grown man
is about 2800 calories a day. I’m getting full already. Omelet done! Done! Tour de France cyclists drink
enormous amounts of coffee. Done! Time: 1 h 15 min This will take forever. SNACK
before start Fruit
A handful of nuts 2 energy bars
Lots of water More coffee Energy bar number two … DURING THE RIDE 2 croissants with jam and ham
2 boxes of Coke
Lots of sports drink 7 energy bars
2 energy gels Time: 2 h 54 min Energy bar no. 1 out of 7 Not bad.
I’m pedalling through France… Across the Col de Choumalét(?) Col de… Français(?) Past the cathedral of Bastagne-Liège… No, that’s a race, isn’t it? I’m about to puke. Time: 4 h 7 min I’m okay. Barely. Croissant with… Croissant with jam and salami. I can’t take any more! Time: 4 h 56 min I’m about to have an accident. Time for the gels. This is not working.
I feel awful. DOWNED:
Oatmeal, omelet, 3 sandwiches,
smoothie, yogurt, orange juice, apple, nuts, coffee, 100 g pasta, 9 energy bars,
3 l sports drink, 1,5 boxes of Coke. Keep going? No, I’m giving it up.
I need the loo. 4300 calories in 5 h 3 min REMAINING ITEMS:
Smoothie, chicken, rice, juice, steak,
pasta, yogurt, muesli, fruit, nuts, coffee.

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