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21 days of the Tour de France - The rest day

With 9 days of racing behind them the peloton enjoys the first of its 2 rest days today. Here at Bon Courage we thought we would have a look at what goes on. For most people who had cycled 1340km in the last 9 days, you would expect a long lie in, some lounging by the hotel pool and definitely a day off the bike, but sadly for the rider the ‘rest day’ is really just a lighter version of their race routine of riding bikes and press commitments. The day normally starts with a 2-3 hour training ride at a high intensity which gives the cyclists a chance to flush the lactic acid out of their legs and keep...

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