This is what it took to fuel Chris Froome and Team Sky through the Tour de France

Team Sky and Chris Froome ate a combined total of 1,000 energy gels and more than 500 bars during their 2016 Tour de France success.

(Image credit: Watson)

By James Rider

It goes without saying that the three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome required momentous amounts of food and fluid to get him through the 3,000 kilometre-plus race around France.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).