Nearly Vegan Tour de France

David Zabriskie, an American, will compete in the Tour de France on a mostly vegan diet.

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Starting tomorrow, David Zabriskie will become the first competitor to attempt the Tour de France on a mostly plant-based diet. According to The Wall Street Journal, Zabriskie’s diet will consist of grains, fruits, vegetables, plus a heavy dose of vegan protein shakes throughout the day. Zabriskie has won more time trials since adopting the new diet nine months ago, according to team director, Jonathan Vaughters. Athletes in the world’s most famous (and most famously grueling) bike race can consume up to 8,000 calories per day in order to keep up with their output. Zabriskie turned to vegan Ironman competitor Brendan Brazier for advice on how to train successfully. 

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