What It Takes to Win the Tour de France 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.
NPR logo

What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3614621/3614622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

What It Takes to Win the Tour de France

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3614621/3614622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.