How much energy does a Giro d’Italia contender consume?
The Giro d’Italia is 100x100 sweat and passion. The 3,572 kilometers of the Giro make the bicycle pedals turn over 300,000 times, causing the athletes to lose as much as 15/20 kg. In one leg, they will burn 3500 to 4000 calories (Kcal) and up to 6000/7000 Kcal in the hardest legs, losing up to 7 litres of liquid. At the end of the 21 legs, they will have burned more than 100,000 Kcal, the equivalent of 40 kilos of pasta. However, the 100x100 passion cyclists feel for this sport allows them to overcome extremely tiresome trials to achieve their goal, reaching the finishing line is their great reward.