Ivan Basso and peas

by mckechan   August 19, 2012  

Is it true that Ivan Basso refused to eat peas, because they are too fat? (http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=9639).

Any record of him saying this?

I'm not planning on following that diet, but I think it is a great trivia and want to know if I can repeat it in good faith.


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Looks like I won't be repeating that story then Wink

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posted by mckechan [198 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 10:11


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posted by notfastenough [3471 posts]
30th August 2012 - 13:36


Seems like a serious article; but peas? Seriously?? I love peas!!! Just reading that article has made me feel hungry. But; dinner....with or without peas Thinking

posted by SideBurn [873 posts]
30th August 2012 - 17:58


Here's Basso, quoted in a Gazzetta dello Sport article: "The fight with weight is an eternal one. The best thing is a healthy and balanced diet. The Mediterranean diet is perfect, while I am against extremely strict ones."

Same article quotes Contador's new-found avoidance of red meat Wink

Mind you, I've met him a couple of times, shorter than you'd expect and much thinner than he looks on the TV.

He's going to get a shock at the Tour of Britain with our food unless Liquigas bring their own chef...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8501 posts]
30th August 2012 - 18:30