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What makes a man attractive? Possibly winning the Tour de France! Research has found women find the fastest cyclists are the most attractive.
Rob and Finn discuss what makes winners the best-looking and explain some words relating to fitness.

How long is the first stage of the Tour de France? Is it:

a) 151 km
b) 191 km
c) 221 km

 


 
6 Minute English - Are faster cyclists more attractive

Vocabulary and definitions
handsome: good-looking and attractive (usually only referring to a man)
work-out: physical exercise
deflated: (here) feeling less confident and unhappy
sideburns: hair that grows on a man’s cheeks
lean: thin, with no fat
fancy: (here) to be attracted to (someone)
stamina: the ability to do something over a long period of time without getting tired
endurance: the ability to do something that is hard or difficult for a long period of time
jealousy: an unhappy feeling because someone has something that you would like or can do something that you would like to do

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