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What happens off the bike is important, too

Updated: July 16, 2003, 2:15 PM ET
By Chris Carmichael | Associated Press

MARSEILLE, France -- Lance Armstrong could win the Tour de France in his sleep. More specifically, the quality and amount of sleep he gets, and what he does before getting in bed, are the keys to winning.

Every moment counts from the first day to the last in a stage race, and when you think about it, only a small percentage of that time is actually spent on the bike.

Recovery What riders do to recover between the daily road races of the Tour de France has a huge impact on their ...

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