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Best of 2019: What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in recent times, it’s The Game Changers film. So what ...

What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in the last month or so, it’s The Game Changers film. ...

A burrito recipe and gear checklist: How to do gravel raceday mornings right

After half a year in our Endless Gravel van, Marshall Opel has perfected his pre-race routine. It's simple, and purposefully so, designed...

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...

Orthorexia nervosa: When watching what you eat becomes destructive

Michael Inglis is a sports psychologist who’s worked with professional and amateur athletes across a range of sports, including cycling. ...

The weekly spin: One cyclist's experience with a month of unprocessed foods

“How’s it going tonight?” The smiling Whole Foods clerk asked me and my wife at checkout. “We’re on the Whole30 diet. It sucks,” I replie...

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...

Beyond the cult of self-destruction: Life and Death by Bridie O'Donnell

Bridie O’Donnell took to cycling late, but a rapid rise to the top ranks of the Australian scene fuelled her ambitions. Ultimately the ha...

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...

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...

Mick Rogers on how to prepare for an individual time trial: Part I - pre-race nutrition

Mick Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion, multiple-time Giro d'Italia and Tour de France stage winner, Olympic medalist and ...

Mick Rogers on how to prepare for an individual time trial: Part II: Warm-up and recovery

Mick Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion, multiple-time Giro and Tour de France stage winner, Olympic medalist and much more...

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...

Peter Sagan refuels from hard efforts with gummy bears. Should you?

Peter Sagan gave fans plenty to talk about last weekend, first with his thrilling sprint victory at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, and then the ...

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...