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Jose Fernandez rode 600 miles a week on his bike this offseason

Feb 17, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

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We’re still on the conditioning stories because, well, that’s all that’s really happening so far. This one is good though. Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and his love affair with cycling:

Fernandez wasn’t just tooling around soaking up sun and fresh air. Riding in a peloton that typically contained at least 50 serious cycling enthusiasts and grew to as many as 200 on some weekend rides, he maintained a frenetic pace for nearly 600 miles a week.

His bike is suh-weet, too. A Specialized S-Works Venge racer that probably cost him around $10K. And it also allowed him to report to camp at 215 pounds after pitching at around 240 last season.

Pitching is all in the legs, right? That’s what people say anyway. If so, Fernandez is gonna have a whale of a season.

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