Tour de France: The Musette


What do Tour de France cyclists eat during a stage and what goes into their musettes? GCN went to a feed zone to get the inside line on what pro riders eat during their day’s racing.

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Eating when riding is key to being able to keep going during the day, and on a long stage professional cyclists will burn thousands of calories. Sports nutrition has come a long way, and almost all of the pro teams from Argos-Shimano to Vacansoleil-DCM use a combination of energy drinks and gels with some ‘real’ food – mostly rice cakes.

We took a look inside the musettes of Orica-GreenEDGE, Lotto-Bellisol, Radioshack, Euskaltel, Europcar, Vacansoleil and Belkin to see what their riders eat during a stage.

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