The 104th edition of the Tour De France is currently in progress. This is the most prestigious cycling race in the world. Despite any controversies in the past related to cheating and doping there’s no denying that riders in Le Tour are some of the best endurance athletes in the world. Over the course of 21 days they will:
- Ride 2,200 miles (distance from Los Angeles to Detroit)
- Climb over 200,000 feet (Mt Everest is 29,029 feet tall)
- Burn 6,000 calories per day (11 Big Macs)
- Maintain an average speed of over 25 mph
Rain or shine the race will go on as riders compete for the yellow jersey. Amazing what our bodies can accomplish with the right motivation, training and dedication!