How Hard Is The Tour De France And Is It Getting Tougher?

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How hard is the Tour de France, and is it getting harder? The intensity of racing has led to several veterans of the peloton such as Thomas De Gent, Mark Cavendish and Greg van Avermaet to claim it’s the hardest they’ve ever done, but is that backed up by the data? We teamed up with WHOOP and EF Education-Nippo to look at some of the recovery, sleep and stress levels that riders have encountered at this tour.

We also talk with Lachlan Morton, who is riding the route of the tour and all the transfers solo and self-supported. He gives us some insight into what it’s like to ride that sort of distance without any help.

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