- Jun 20, 2018 -
The Tour de France is not only a test for drivers' skills, but also a test for the overall quality of the drivers. A strong body is a must for a senior cycling racer, because cycling is very consuming. Then what are the eating conditions of riders on the race day?
The total caloric intake is about 9,000 calories, which is 6 times the normal minimum standard, because riding 100 kilometers per day is very exhausting. Most of the riders are multi-day meals. The Champion Armstrong is eating 6 times a day and eating 2 times before departure. During the race, it is supplemented with 1 energy. After the ride is completed, it is eaten 3 times.
For example, a specific recipe is as follows:
1, Breakfast: 1600 cards 20% protein; 25% fat; 55% carbohydrates
If it is a hill-climbing station or a personal time trial, the amount of breakfast should be sufficient, and cereals, milk, fruits, whole wheat bread and bacon are generally prepared. Armstrong usually drinks coffee and eats a banana, then there is also a croissant, about 4.5 two fruits, and about 3 two pasta.
2, snacks between meals: 300 cards 15% protein; 10% fat; 75% carbohydrates
From the time of breakfast to the time before the game can be added at any time, Apple and PowerBar are quite good.
3. In competition: 2500 cards 23% protein; 2% fat; 75% carbohydrate
In addition to being easy to chew and absorb in the competition, sports drinks can provide quick absorption, and Coke can refresh themselves. In order to increase satiety, bananas, bread, and sandwiches are long-term races that can keep players away from hungry food. Armstrong usually eats 4 energy bars, 4 energy gels, 4.55 liters of energy drink, 2 sandwiches and 2 cakes.
4, after the game: 2100 cards 35% protein; 5% fat; 65% carbohydrates
Post-match supplementation works best within 15 minutes. This is the prime time for supplementation. In addition to providing readily absorbable carbohydrates, it also needs to be supplemented with proteins that can be quickly absorbed, such as protein powder.
5, Dinner: 1900 cards 5% protein; 20% fat; 75% carbohydrates
The 1900-card dinner can be said to be quite a sumptuous meal, similar to the full-fledged weight, but for the players, dinner is even more nutritious. Apart from many fruits and yogurt, it is usually pasta + lettuce + steak/seafood. Cook with olive oil.
6, Supplement: 300 cards 60% protein; 10% fat; 30% carbohydrate
Vitamins and spirulina are supplements for most Tour de France players.