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Eat Like a Champion: The Diet of a Professional Cyclist

Pro cycling is an energy-intensive sport and as expected

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Eat Like a Champion: The Diet of a Professional Cyclist

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Location: San Francisco, USA: The West, USA

Pro cycling is an energy-intensive sport and as expected, the most important macronutrient for cyclists automatically becomes carbohydrates, which is necessary for producing calories. But how much calories do pro cyclists burn and what do they eat? A practical example can help paint a clear picture. Your average daily demand for calories is slightly over 2000, given the average person burn 90 per hour while resting. If you decide to hit the treadmill for an hour, you will burn about 600 calories. If this fascinates you, how about the 1000 calories that Tour de France and USA Pro Challenge C...

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