How Hard Is The Tour De France And Is It Getting Tougher?

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How hard is the Tour de France, and is it getting harder? The intensity of racing has led to several veterans of the peloton such as Thomas De Gent, Mark Cavendish and Greg van Avermaet to claim it's the hardest they've ever done, but is that backed up by the data? We teamed up with WHOOP and EF Education-Nippo to look at some of the recovery, sleep and stress levels that riders have encountered at this tour. We also talk with Lachlan Morton, who is riding the route of the tour and all the transfers solo and self-supported. He gives us some insight into what it's like to ride that sort of distance without any help. In association with WHOOP: Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Do you think the tour is getting more difficult? Let us know in the comments 👇 Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 The 30 mph Aero Challenge - How Fast Can Ollie Go? - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Rest Upon the Edge - Trevor Kowalski.wav ES_Rain in L.A. - Auxjack.wav ES_PomPom Volcano - Arc De Soleil.mp3 ES_Photosynthesis - Lagua Vesa.wav ES_Burning Assets - Alec Slayne.wav ES_Becquerellah - OTE.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below!

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