Author: Alan McCubbin

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Exactly how much do the pros eat during a Grand Tour?

A lot’s been made of the eating habits of pros during Grand Tours in recent years. The introduction of team chefs and kitchen trucks a de...

What we can learn from how the pros eat during the Spring Classics

For many WorldTour riders, the Spring Classics period is the pinnacle of their season. Months of training, attention to detail with equip...

Your guide to post-ride recovery nutrition – Part 3: Rehydration

When it comes to getting the most out of your cycling, few things are more important than recovery. It’s not enough to just smash yoursel...

Your guide to post-ride recovery nutrition – Part 2: Repair and adaptation

When it comes to getting the most out of your cycling, few things are more important than recovery. It’s not enough to just smash yoursel...

Your guide to post-ride recovery nutrition – Part 1: Refuelling

When it comes to getting the most out of your cycling, few things are more important than recovery. It's not enough to just smash yoursel...

Food for thought: Why under-eating could be putting you at risk

We all know that cycling is an energy-intensive activity. Long rides can leave you feeling flat and empty, with a big meal needed to repl...

Why low iron levels might be affecting your performance

Way back in 2009 we published an article outlining the importance of iron for cyclists. It was around that time that a bunch of new resea...

Gut problems for cyclists: What causes them and how to avoid them

“I needed to take a dump -- I could not hold it anymore. I felt it on the downhill and I just had to stop. It was not possible to continu...

Creatine for road cyclists: New study reveals further potential benefits

While creatine supplements are more commonly associated with bodybuilding or the various football codes, the use of creatine is also fair...

How do sports drinks and gels affect your teeth?

Cyclists often spend a lot of time putting sugary drinks, gels, bars and other goodies into their mouth, especially during a ride. Becaus...

Creatine for road cyclists: how it works and how to take it

Chances are you've heard of creatine supplements before. While more usually associated with bodybuilders or footballers, the use of creat...

Pickle juice, the cure for muscle cramps?

The exact cause of muscle cramps is not well understood and the cure is possibly more of a mystery. Many snake oils have been marketed to...

Improving performance with bicarb soda: how it works and how to do it

For years now, cyclists and other athletes have been using sodium bicarbonate in an attempt to legally improve performance. So just how d...

Sports supplements and accidental doping – how big is the risk?

The vast majority of professional cyclists take nutritional supplements of some kind and they certainly aren't alone – many amateur rider...

Five nutrition myths debunked

Cycling is filled with many wives tales and there's no shortage of inaccurate nutritional advice that's been spread over the decades. In ...

Skip the gels with DIY sports nutrition

When you’re heading out for a ride it's easy to grab a couple of bars or gels and shove them in your jersey pockets. They’re convenient a...

Keeping you cool on the bike – A role for nutrition?

If you’re like me you’re more than happy that summer’s arrived. But whether you’re training or competing, you probably already appreciate...

The Pursuit Of Leanness

A few months back I wrote about weight loss for cyclists, for those trying to shed some unwanted kilos. But there’s also a group of cycli...

Weight Loss for Cyclists

It’s that time of year when everyone starts looking forward to warmer days and sunshine, and of course more time on the bike. It’s also t...