Which riders will lose weight in 2018?
The peloton lost a lot of weight during the 2017 season, but a lot more is expected of the Tour de France contenders this year.
CyclingTips spoke with former winner and current Sky teammate Mark Cavendish to find out how the peloton’s new leaders are shaping up.
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Cavendish said he doesn’t think he will lose too much weight in 2017 and has already shed more than 400lbs (205.8kg).
He is aiming for a personal best of 29kg, but said he could achieve that with more consistency and more rest, especially with a bike that can handle more.
“I know I’m not going to lose much, but there are times when I’m doing better than I should be, and that’s going to be a big deal for the rest of the year,” Cavendish told CyclingTips.
“But I’m getting stronger and stronger every day, so I can be at my best for a while.”
There are a lot to work on for the summer.
I’m definitely aiming for something like 29kg in the fall, and hopefully that’s achievable, but in the winter it will depend on how I’m feeling, so we’ll see how it all goes.
“Cavendish has also shed more weight, which is a good sign for the BMC team, which has been struggling to keep up with the pace of the peloton.
He said he was aiming for an average of 23kg in his second season, and if he’s on the same level as the team, it would be a great thing.”
It would be great to go out there with the same amount of strength and power, but we’ll have to see what the body can do.””
I’ve been training really hard, and I’m going to keep working hard in the future, and we’re going to try to do better than that.”
“It would be great to go out there with the same amount of strength and power, but we’ll have to see what the body can do.”