i was curious, looked up "ideal cyclist's physique," found the following here: http://www.cptips.com/climb.htm

"When you're familiar with athletes in most conventional sports, it's a shock to see how small and thin top cyclists are. The rule for climbing prowess: You should weigh (in pounds) no more than twice your height in inches. So at 6 feet (72 inches) you'd need to weigh 144 pounds rather than 190.

In the 2005 Tour de France with 189 starters, here's the profile of the average rider:

Magnus Beckstedt is the anomaly on the large side, at 6'3" and 200-ish pounds.

"When you're familiar with athletes in most conventional sports, it's a shock to see how small and thin top cyclists are. The rule for climbing prowess: You should weigh (in pounds) no more than twice your height in inches. So at 6 feet (72 inches) you'd need to weigh 144 pounds rather than 190.

In the 2005 Tour de France with 189 starters, here's the profile of the average rider:

- Height -- 1.79 meters (5 feet, 10.4 inches)
- Weight -- 71 kilograms (156.2 pounds)
- Resting heart rate -- 50 bpm
- Lung capacity -- 5.69 liters (1.48 gallons)

Magnus Beckstedt is the anomaly on the large side, at 6'3" and 200-ish pounds.