01 Jul '11, 5pm

This Year, Vegan* Cyclist Will Race the Tour de France

Image: Tim Moreillon via flickr That's right, the race that can burn 8,000 calories a day will this year be faced by a man consuming no meat, eggs or dairy . As the Wall Street Journal puts it , American cyclist David Zabriskie will be "riding the Tour De Vegetable." *In truth, he won't be fully vegan—he said he'll eat small amounts of salmon two days a week to help with iron absorption. But that's it—the rest of his diet consists of things like oatmeal with flax seeds and coconut butter for breakfast, Clif bars (vegan) as snacks while he's riding, and a mix of grains, vegetables, protein shakes and fruit for the rest of the day. The WSJ explains how Zabriskie, formerly a full meat-eater, got to this point: at the beginning of last season, his team's chiropractor gave him a blood test that screened his sensitivity to certain types of foods. The chiropractor, Matt Rabin, to...

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