This note about Petacchi is unbelievable. They were averaging about 44 km/h and his heart rate is this damn low. Amazing. Yes he has huge assistance from the draft, but this still blows me away.
13 H 54 - Petacchi Riding At 36 Per Cent of Maximum Heart-Rate
The winner of yesterday's stage, Alessandro Petacchi, is riding in the middle of the peloton. His heart-rate is currently 63 beats per minute. His maximum is 201bpm... the shelter he is given by those around him is allowing him to ride at just 36 per cent of his maximum.
How cool is this? Domestiques are the bomb!!
16 H 16 - Yellow Jersey Collecting Drinks...
The work ethic of Victor Hugo Pena is impressive. Despite the fact that he's wearing the prized yellow jersey of race leader, the US Postal rider has dropped back to the team car to collect drinks for his colleagues.