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All the best bikes, gear and other tech from the Tour de France
The bike of the tallest man in the Tour de France
Mechanics equip riders with special bikes, tubulars and modifications
IAM Cycling rider's bike radiates orange
Maarten Tjallingii goes back to the Blanco team car during the stage
Blanco rider and chef explain daily meals
He's one of the easiest to cook for, according to the Blanco team's chef Jesper Boom who says that the 35-year-old generally just asks that Boom leaves out the meat component in the team's normal dishes and that he'll happily add a little pasta or rice to his meal.
Protein bars are also off the snack list for five-year Rabobank, now Blanco veteren but there's a reason behind his decision to steer clear of certain foods.
"If protein doesn't work for you, leave it out," says the Dutchman. Discover why Tjallingii lives a vegetarian lifestyle in the video below.