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Official water bottles - what is inside?(8 posts)

Official water bottles - what is inside?MaRider
Jul 16, 2003 7:54 AM
I hope it's not Coke! :)
Seriously though, I assume they have only water inside the official bottles, right?
Car team bottles probably have some sort of sports drink inside, like Gatorade or even stronger stuff?
Anyone know for sure? I realize they have feeding zones, but still to go 6 hours+ on occasional bar with only water as your drink of choice is very tough. An energy drink could provide a substantial calorie input, especially when eating a bar is not an option (like during climbing or a breakaway).
It certainly is coke,TJeanloz
Jul 16, 2003 8:00 AM
Some of the bottles do have coke, some water, and it wouldn't surprise me if there was some Extran (probably the most popular Euro-drink) worked in there too.

Most bottles come up from the team car anyway; it would be relatively rare that the neutral support was your only source of beverage.
What's in Lance's bottlesmoneyman
Jul 16, 2003 8:30 AM
Very interesting read from Chris Carmichael.

Made by Coca-Cola inc. (nm)Uprwstsdr
Jul 16, 2003 9:47 AM
Yup ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2003 10:28 AM
... confirmed in my similar link below. Powerade for Lance. Given a choice between PowerAde and GatorAde, I'll take PowerAde myself. We even have it in the company vending machine.
Secrets divulged by the coach in this link ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2003 10:25 AM
Certainly you would think that water was in some...94Nole
Jul 16, 2003 12:50 PM
since they squirt it over their heads, neck, etc.?
Half water, half sports drink ...Humma Hah
Jul 16, 2003 12:54 PM
... the sports drink is for squirting on the chains and bearings of the competition.