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What do pro (tour) riders drink?(9 posts)

What do pro (tour) riders drink?rrjc5488
Jun 26, 2003 11:34 AM
Are they allowed to drink accelerade, gatorade, etc.? or do they have to stick with water and energy bars?
just wondering
They can eat and drink whatever food they like (nm).Dwayne Barry
Jun 26, 2003 11:56 AM
Saw an old photo once.....Alexx
Jun 26, 2003 12:15 PM
...guys getting ready for a stage of a pre-war TdF, and one guy was swigging from a bottle of burgundy!!! Not sure if it was red or white, tho....
here it isPeterRider
Jun 26, 2003 8:23 PM
took the picture of the poster in the restrooms of a bike shop at the start of a 400km.

That's BEER, not wine!!! (nm)Alexx
Jun 27, 2003 7:00 AM
re: What do pro (tour) riders drink?jw25
Jun 26, 2003 12:51 PM
Pretty much whatever they want, within UCI regulations. Lance is an Extran fan, Enervit is big in the peloton, and I guarantee you there's a lot of Euro product we haven't even heard of in the states.
From what I've read, gels are big, but for longer races and stages, they've got to eat solid food. Bars to some extent, but also little sandwiches, fruit, bagels, you name it.
USPS has it's own chef...Bruno S
Jun 26, 2003 3:34 PM
Lance brings his own chef to cook all meals for the team during the TdF. This includes whatever there is on the feed bags. If a domestique has put a good effort, Lance will let him pick the menu for the day. Saw all this on OLN.
Merckx ate steak for breakfast, pre-ride.The Human G-Nome
Jun 26, 2003 12:55 PM
Yeah, and other riders for lunch! nmdzrider
Jun 27, 2003 9:58 AM