Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tour Stage Five: Bag Lunch

In an average stage or single day race, a bike racer will burn roughly 6,000 calories during the race.  If you add in the 1,500-2,000 calories of a normal day for the average person, these racers need to eat a great deal of food, and we are not talking fries, burgers and ice cream cones.  Besides carefully considered breakfasts and dinners, the riders will go through a feed zone on every road stage.  In the feed zone the riders will grab a musette (a canvas bag full of special energy drinks, bars and some tasty treat to make them happy.  The zone can be a very dangerous area with racers concentrating on finding their team worker, grabbing the bag and then rifling through its contents.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours through a visit to my artist web site.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of the 100th Tour de France.