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body sizetmotz
Jul 5, 2002 10:32 AM
I'm 6'2" are their pro racers my size or are they generally smaller?I'm certainly 235 lbs. working my way down to 180 lbs. if their are racers my size how much do they weight?
George Hincapie853
Jul 5, 2002 10:58 AM
I believe I read an interview on him in a recent Cycle Sport.Which said he was 6'-3" and 188lbs. There are many more, but I like George so I know his stats.
George's race weight is 170lbs per USPS (nm)JS
Jul 7, 2002 9:20 PM
Indurain was 6'2" I thinkColnagoFE
Jul 5, 2002 11:26 AM
I'm 6'2" and weigh about 195...if I was serious about racing I'd probably be better at around 180, but I'm by no means fat at 195...I just have more chest size than a cyclist should probably have and maybe 5-10lbs around the middle that could go away.
Indurain was 6'2" I thinkMerckx fan
Jul 5, 2002 1:47 PM
I think he weighed in the low to mid 170 lb range when he was winning tours. I remember that because I'm 6'2" and I used to weigh in that range. (Before I turned 30 and my metabolism slowed) :-(
Cycling is one of the few sports.....STEELYeyed
Jul 5, 2002 6:40 PM
that short skinny guys can be competetive in, friend that just got into cycling that is 6'8" 275lbs.,he seems to have alot of equipment failures. The last century we did one of his rims completely disintegrated.
Tour riders dimensionsU of A racer
Jul 6, 2002 5:26 PM

Tour Dimensions
Not only do the 189 riders in this year's Tour represent 30 different nations, they come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a rundown of this year's short and tall, light and heavy.

Shortest riders: Miguel Martinez (Mapei) and David Etxebarria (Euskaltel) - 1.63m
Tallest: Andy Flickinger (AG2R) - 1.93m
Lightest: Alexandre Botcharov (AG2R) - 55.4kg
Heaviest: Marco Serpellini (Lampre) - 87kg
Slowest heart rate: Santiago Perez (Kelme) - 33bpm
Largest lung capacity: Giuseppe Guerini (Telekom) - 8.69litres

So from the entire peloton, just what are the average Tour rider's dimensions? According to the Tour's head doctor, Dr. Porte, he is 1.79m tall, weighs 73.1kg, has a resting pulse of 52bpm, and a lung capacity of 6.62 litres.
what do those numbers mean?ishmael
Jul 7, 2002 10:03 AM
I only understand pounds and inches. Start me on my way and I'll never have to ask again. Also those stats are for guys doing a long stage race, I'd bet stats of one day crit specialists would be different, much bigger.
what do those numbers mean?Merckx fan
Jul 7, 2002 11:37 AM
1 kilogram = 2.2 lbs.

2.54 centimeters = 1 inch

1000 centimeters = 1 meter = 3 feet, 3.37 inches
The AverageSherpa23
Jul 8, 2002 12:14 PM
I am almost exactly that average, at least for the height and weight - 5'10, 158 lbs, but my rhr is 38 bpm and my lung capacity is 7.1 litres. The average height and weight, though. Wow, that's really interesting.
The AverageWannabe
Jul 8, 2002 1:51 PM
I have an RHR around 52 like the average tour rider. That is undoubtedly the ONLY thing I will EVER have in common with those guys!

The height and weight averages surprised me too, figured they would be "smaller" (lighter). I dunno, guess each team has their set of rolleurs bumping up the stats!

David Millar 6'3", 168lbs (source: NMPing_Pong
Jul 8, 2002 3:45 AM
re: body sizeThorman
Jul 13, 2002 12:40 PM
I'm a cat 5 racer who is 6'3" and 175 lbs give or take a few lbs. depending on the week.