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What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

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What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

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What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

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Commentator Douglas Meyer, an amateur cyclist, tells his tale about riding this year's Tour de France route. He finds that the pros — like Lance Armstrong — make a tough job look easy. And he gets a look behind the scenes at the unusual ways the racers keep their weary bodies pedaling.