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What do the Tour De France riders have in their feed bags?(12 posts)

What do the Tour De France riders have in their feed bags?krazykona00
Aug 6, 2002 11:53 AM
I've been meaning to ask this question before, but I just got around to it. I'm curious as to what most of the riders keep in their feed bags for food. Anything special? Thanx!
Oats. nmSintesi
Aug 6, 2002 12:00 PM
re: What do the Tour De France riders have in their feed bags?No_sprint
Aug 6, 2002 12:58 PM
The feed bags are set up by the Tour organizers. They have among other things, a miniature can of coca cola, a couple gu packets and a couple bars. I forget now what the preferred energy drink for the organizers is. It is not Accelerade, Endurox or Cytomax.
Energy Drinkfreecarve
Aug 7, 2002 3:36 AM
I remember reading somewhere that Extran is the official energy drink of the Tour. I'm trying it out right now, it tastes good but seems a bit expensive.
Coke? wtf?Fez
Aug 7, 2002 5:36 AM
Other than sponsorship, why would a can of coke be in there?

Does any rider actually drink it?
Aug 7, 2002 9:59 AM
The riders love it, that's why it's in there. Over the years, you can see many riders taking the feed bag, digging for the coca cola and throwing the rest of the bag away.
Aug 7, 2002 3:55 PM
Thought Coke was bad to drink while riding for a bunch of reasons. But then again, these guys aren't exactly human.
800 calorie gels!tad
Aug 6, 2002 1:04 PM
I don't remember the brand, but they showed this on OLN during the Tour.
800 calorie gels!firstrax
Aug 6, 2002 1:16 PM
On OLN they showed two tarts, coke, high calorie gel and some power bar type thing. It was all French.
re: What do the Tour De France riders have in their feed bags?bcm119
Aug 6, 2002 1:48 PM
How ironic, the Tour organizers hand out free caffeine, yet they're busting riders for trace amounts of recreational drugs that do nothing to enhance performance.
Fluffernutters? n/mfracisco
Aug 6, 2002 1:57 PM
IPO and human growth hormones ;o) (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Aug 6, 2002 7:13 PM