Friday, February 1, 2008

Albert Contador

This bike is ridden by Albert Contador, a Spanish rider, in 07, riding for the U.S. Team Discovery,
he won the Tour de France.  It is hard to comprehend what a feat this is.
It is a 22-day, 20-stage road race that is usually run over more than 3,000 km (1,864 mi). It is a circuit of most areas around France and
around neighboring countries.
The combination of endurance and strength needed to complete the Tour led the NY Times to say in 2006 that the
"Tour de France is arguably the most physiologically demanding of athletic events." The effort was compared to "running a marathon
everal days a week for nearly three weeks", while the total elevation of the hill climbs was compared to "climbing three Everests.
And this guy came in first.

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