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Nutrition In Professional Cycling

xplore how professional cyclists prepare for competition and look at how this has changed over the last 10 years. What does the evidence say and are there any lessons to help improve the performance of ‘everyday’ enthusiast endurance athletes? Much […]

How To Biohack Your Cycling Nutrition

In part 1 of this mini-series, learn how: Biohacking Whilst some members of the scientific community might cringe at the title of this blog series, I’ve called it ‘Cycling Nutrition ‘Biohacks’ for a reason. Whilst usually associated with the unauthorised […]

Tips To Periodize Your Cycling Nutrition & Training

In part 2 of this mini-series, we explore: Producing Highly Functional Athletes In the words of Nigel Mitchell, Team Sky’s Head of Nutrition, the aim of a nutritional strategy is to get: In part 1 of this mini-series we explored […]

Supercharge Your Metabolism: Controlled CHO Training

In part 3 of this mini-series, we explore some of the problems and concerns associated with ‘training-low’, how these may be avoided and what a ‘controlled carbohydrate’ approach could look like in practice.  Skip to part 1 and learn how […]

How Understanding Energy Systems Can Make You A Faster Cyclist

What kind of effort does it take to win Flèche Wallonne? What makes some riders ‘climbers’ and others ‘sprinters’? As the field of Sports Science has progressed and leaked into the mainstream media, it’s become more common for terms such […]

French Rules For Pre-Race Cycling Nutrition c. 2002

Until 2005, I was an Elite Espoir (Under-23) racing cyclist based in the South of France, aiming to secure a contract with a professional team. My memories are skewered by emotional highs juxtaposed with physical lows. I can still make […]

Smart Cycling Strategies: Lose Weight Or Increase Power? P.1

hat will make me faster: losing 5% of my body mass, or gaining 5% in sustainable power? On the 25th June last year my colleague, Morgan Lloyd, and I carried out a 20 minute power test at Performancepro. The plan […]

4 Facts About Counting Calories & Cycling Nutrition

es, that is me in the photo, holding 1000 kilojoules worth of delicious pain au chocolat. But what does this mean in relation to the watts we produce on the road and the food we fuel ourselves with? In the […]

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How To Use A Power-Meter To Plan Cycling Nutrition

It’s become more common for professional cyclists to share power meter files from races and training, providing a new insight into the physical demands of the world’s top races. Over his long career, the exploits of Jens Voigt have reached […]

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