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What does it take to be a Tour hero?
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Chris Boardman (centre) in the leader's yellow jersey at the Tour de France
Boardman is Britain's most successful cyclist ever

What does it take to be a Tour de France hero?

How do they climb over those huge mountains?

Do you have to be brave to be a top sprinter?

And who shapes up best against the clock?

We asked Chris Boardman for all the answers.

Chris Boardman was a time-trial specialist
Boardman retired in 2000

He is one of Britain's most successful ever cyclists.

In a glittering career he raced to three Tour de France prologue time trial wins.

The Academy asked Chris for his expert opinion on what makes a good Tour de France rider.

He outlines what it takes to be the best sprinter, climber or time triallist at the Tour.

He also reveals who his biggest hero is in each category.


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Introduction
Sprinters
Climbers
Time trialists

Did you know?
Chris Boardman won a time trial gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics


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