‘How do cyclists pee whilst racing the Tour de France?’ – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer

Sometimes they just need a little push from a team-mate to keep rolling...

Image shows Tour de France rider peeing.
(Image credit: Getty / Robertus Pudyanto)

Professional riders racing the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia or the Vuelta Femenina are out on their bikes for hours and hours a day. With it being so important to stay properly hydrated, it’s no surprise that the pros have to deal with peeing while racing - and without ruining the team’s tactics on the day. 

Google's autocorrect can provide us with a wealth of information around the general public's thoughts, attitudes and curiosities towards cyclists. One thing it tells us is that they desperately want to know 'how do cyclists pee?',  'when do cyclists pee [at the] Tour de France?’ and if ‘Tour de France riders pee their pants?’

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg

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