How fit to do you need be to cycle the Tour de France?

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Cyclists on the Tour de France cover between 150 and 200 kilometres every day, for three weeks, with only two rest days in between.  This requires an extreme level of stamina and endurance.  So to find out how the physiology required to meet this endurance level can be monitored, and improved upon, Meera met sports physiologists, Fergal Grace and Adrian Elliot in their sports science lab at Kingston University and took Julia Graham along for some tests...
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How fit to do you need be to cycle the Tour de France?
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