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How many miles a week do pro cyclists train?

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Pro cyclists average 400 to 500 miles per week during peak training season. During the off season, cyclists typically cut back to an average of 250 miles per week.

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Most stage races pro cyclists compete in average 500 to 650 miles a week. A typical Tour de France averages 2,200 miles over 21 days of racing. Pro cyclists focus more on time of riding, rather than distance, beginning at a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Pro cyclists train to sustain a certain output of watts over a period of time. The training is aimed at improving endurance, strength and speed.

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