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The Tour de France is one of the most physically taxing sporting feats imaginable. Phillippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

Tour de France: How many calories will the winner burn?

Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Chris Froome (in the black jacket) of cycling team Ineos recently had a horrific crash while attempting to blow his nose while riding. Peter Powell / AAP

Sport is full of conspiracy theories – Chris Froome’s horrific cycling crash is just the latest example

Conspiracy theories help sports fans make sense of unexpected events – like when a whole rugby team becomes sick before a world cup final, or the retirement of Michael Jordan from basketball.

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