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but they were like no no no formula one drivers do the iron man contest and have to be fitter.
I would think that neither would be able to just step in and participate in the others sport.... they are different kinds of fitness.
Sitting in a car fit.
Why are we even...?
but tour de france racers are super-human fit
could do iron man stuff if they wanted to
in very respectable times, but they're not Ironman distance. Not aware of any other driver that does tri.
Both incredibly fit in their own way, but as Darcy says, it's different kinds of fitness - for example, the cyclist is capable of performing close to his peak for longer, but doesn't have to subject himself to 4-5G every few seconds while still keeping control of his bike
tour de france is 200km every day for 3 weeks.
and after the whole thing has finished they go onto the next race.
on their days off they're knee deep in prostitutes.
112 mile cycle
26.2 mile run.
and a swim marathon, all back to back - ridiculous really.
That said, unlike in the TdF, you don't do it for three weeks.
F1 drivers that is. fat fuckers.
those other chaps do it in a car, you know?
but i'd bet there's no way they could do the tour de france straight off, whereas a cyclist could easily do 60 odd laps, even with their tiny necks.
they'd have a good job starting the thing. Also F1 drivers have to be extremely fit.
Makes sense that they have all those mechanics hanging round, I suppose.
or at least not at the intensity F1 drivers do it. Their arms wouldn't be able to hack it.
if they are going at full race speed
As has been said, they require a different kind of fitness.
I'd pick boxing over either sport in terms of fitness though.
just cause you can handle g-force, doesn't mean you're physically fit
are there any athletes in an any other sports fitter than them?
but they're all on drugs anyway, so we might have to disclude them
all they have to do is walk really slowly in the snow.
up and down mountains
at an average speed of 30+km/h - top speeds of over 80 km/h
burning between 5000 & 9000 calories per day
with only the mechanical advantage of a dozen gears or so
the only people that might compare are marathon runners.
But yeah TDF cyclist by a mile, Miguel Indurain had a resting heartbeat of TWENTY-EIGHT bpm.
get everyone to do iron mans back to back until there was only one person left?
it would be unfair to compete at just one discipline
hold them over Bunsen burners and see what colour the flame is or something
its the only way to be sure.
if its a dead heat they do a play off over the bleep test.
*runs to wikipedia*
What kind of deer though?
flat out over 150m.
Might want to explain to her that the bleep test isn't a list of all the swearwords she knows. Because she knows shitloads.
He's talking all kinds of nonsense. Might be drunk.
I could jump in one of those F1 cars and get a podium finish first time out if I wanted to. I'd do a 720 corkscrew flip halfway round as well to add a bit of razzle dazzle. But I choose not to drive
You need to keep you're concentration levels up at all times, or you'll fuck up big time.
High G-Force, high temperature, adrenaline etc. make your heart rate quicken and tire you out quickly. Therefore you need to be super fit with some ridiculously low resting heart rate to compete in those races, despite little cardiovascular effort being involved in steering a car..
...or if you literally mean 'What is g-force?' then wikipedia is your friend.
There's no way Jenson Button is physically fitter than a Tour cyclist, I don't care how boo hoo and tired his arms get.
But it's a different kind of fitness. Some F1 drivers could probably complete the Tour De France, all be it at a much slower pace.
For various reasons, a cyclist couldn't even hope to start an F1 car, let alone withstand the conditions they are subjected to.
Impressive for different reasons really.
half the cars stall?
YOU'VE FLOODED THE ENGINE YOU MORON
I'm not quite sure of the relevance either
forced out wit' a gangsta twist
but can't be arsed. Thanks for reassuring me I was right.
PHYSICALLY PHYSICALLY PHYSICALLY FIT
Lots of it.
is a truly horrible image.
Just booked the sleeper ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe
That kind of thing
basking shark - not very fast
Perhaps an F1 driver, as they are used to making split second high speed manoeuvres to outwit their opponents, and it's only a matter of time that we reach new standards of swimming excellent thanks to all this stem cell research that's happening.
That is what we are all thinking, don't deny it
100% better than F1
getting with fine women, and doing a fun job.
Bit like in infant school when it was universally acknowledged that 'Hulk' Hogan was the strongest man in the world.
that a formula one driver needs strong legs and arms to actually drive the car and strong muscles elsewhere to cope with the g forces. i would say that the mental stamina is harder in F1 just because a tiny lapse of concentration will end your race. not that that's not true with the TDF!
however a cyclist doing the tour de france needs stamina for a much longer period of time, stamina that lasts weeks!
so in general F1 drivers require more physical strength to do their job and the TDF cyclists require more stamina to do their job but clearly there is enormous crossover - they're both incredibly fit.
a TDF cyclist would be very well placed to cope with the physical aspects of driving an F1 car. however, how many F1 drivers could do the TDF ? i'd therefore say that by the standards of the average man on the street, the TDF cyclist is more fit.