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How the harsh realities of pro cycling left me with an eating disorder

Molly Weaver raced as a professional from 2015 to 2018 on several teams based in…

What does it take to ride 200 miles solo?

It takes stubbornness and a huge amount of food, mostly.

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…

Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete

We all know that in endurance sports, weight matters. As a cyclist, I obsess over…

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…

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…

Ella Eats: date-licious snacks

The more you ride, the more food-conscious (read: obsessed) one becomes. This makes complete sense…

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…

Sober January, Dry February: are you giving up booze?

The indulgent holidays are behind us and for many, the new road season is looming.…

What you should know about nighttime training and eating

Tell me if these scenarios sounds familiar: - you ran some errands after work and…

How bad is alcohol for cyclists, really?

It seems that cyclists love their craft beers and wine as much as they love…

Breakfast for cyclists: what to eat when

  Breakfast. Whether it's a smoothie, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, sweet potatoes or pancakes there…

How do I eat while riding? Ask Ella

The night before I go on a ride I like to assemble everything, so I…

Ella Eats: Skin food pre-ride smoothie

This green smoothie is a creamy, delicious ‘skin food.’ With avocado, peppermint and coconut oil…

Fueling Team Sky's nutrition for the Tour de France

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Pickle juice, the cure for muscle cramps?

The exact cause of muscle cramps is not well understood and the cure is possibly…

Ella Eats: Mac 'n' cheese bolognese

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim…

Ella Eats: Salmon Steak Sandwiches

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim…

Boels-Dolmans' recipe for success

The Boels-Dolmans team seems untouchable this season. They have won every event in the UCI Women's…

Loren Rowney and Gracie Elvin's #CrepeMonday inauguration

Since about 2012, I have had an ongoing battle with my friend and fellow “Dutchie”…

Ella Eats: Loren Rowney's favourite pre, during and post-ride recipes

The thing I most look forward to in the day is breakfast. I’m thinking about…