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I just want to get an idea of what the ideal weight of a male rider is in the professional races.

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    I don't know about averages or "ideal" weights, but a rider's weight is usually listed on their wikipedia pages. There's a good amount a variability, Nairo Quintana is listed as 58 kg, Marcel Kittel as 86 kg, but the median seems to be a little over 70 kg for all-rounders, higher for sprinters and lower for climbers. – Jamie A Dec 8 '16 at 17:40
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    I think your question might be more informative if you asked about Body Mass Index (BMI) which incorporates weight and height. Tall people weigh more because there's simply more to us. – Criggie Dec 8 '16 at 18:49
  • It'd also be a function of ride type. – Batman Dec 8 '16 at 19:06
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    I don't know what "ideal" weight means but here are the weights and heights of riders in the Tour de France in 1997, 2004, and 2006. – R. Chung Dec 8 '16 at 20:55
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    @R.Chung That's an answer, not a comment. Good finding btw. – Criggie Dec 8 '16 at 21:16
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Here is a site with a chart that lists pro cyclist's height and weight ranges.

Source credit is http://www.wenzelcoaching.com/blog/cycling-body-weight-chart/

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  • Great find - I've inlined the image so that we still have a copy if the remote website vanishes. This does happen. Great first answer though. – Criggie Jul 5 '17 at 20:05

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