How much weight do Tour de France riders lose? – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer

Three weeks of solid riding and more than 3,000km in total - surely that'd be enough to drop a couple of inches on the waist?

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Tour de France - or any three week Grand Tour, for that matter - puts a huge amount of stress on a rider's body.

This year's 21-stage route covers a total of f 3,460 kilometres - so it's understandable that Google's autocomplete tells us that many people out there want to know how much weight the riders will lose over the course of the race.

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