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From the Top: How Skratch Labs was built

So many of the businesses we’ve discovered in this show have been ‘happy accidents’, so to speak, and Skratch Labs embodies that very sam...

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 the UK and Europe. She was a trusty domestique who spent...

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 the Australian scene fuelled her ambitions. Ultimately the ha...

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 every aspect of my equipment, from the weight of a tiny...

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...

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...

Ella Eats: date-licious snacks

The more you ride, the more food-conscious (read: obsessed) one becomes. This makes complete sense because you’re burning a lot of fuel, ...

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 ...

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

The indulgent holidays are behind us and for many, the new road season is looming. Whether you're trying to make race weight, detox after...

What you should know about nighttime training and eating

Tell me if these scenarios sounds familiar: - you ran some errands after work and walk through the door at 8 o'clock. After putting away ...

How bad is alcohol for cyclists, really?

It seems that cyclists love their craft beers and wine as much as they love their coffee. After all, few things taste as good as a cold, ...

Breakfast for cyclists: what to eat when

  Breakfast. Whether it's a smoothie, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, sweet potatoes or pancakes there are so many options and they're...

How do I eat while riding? Ask Ella

The night before I go on a ride I like to assemble everything, so I can spend the minimum amount of time getting ready and therefore mana...

Ella Eats: Skin food pre-ride smoothie

This green smoothie is a creamy, delicious ‘skin food.’ With avocado, peppermint and coconut oil on the ingredients list, it’s jam-packed...

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 more of a mystery. Many snake oils have been marketed to...

Ella Eats: Mac 'n' cheese bolognese

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim cook up. From Skratch Labs to rice cake portables to their cookin...

Ella Eats: Salmon Steak Sandwiches

At Ella, we are big fans of anything chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim cook up. From Skratch Labs to rice cake portables to their cookin...

Boels-Dolmans' recipe for success

The Boels-Dolmans team seems untouchable this season. They have won every event in the UCI Women's WorldTour (WWT), and the series' leade...

Loren Rowney and Gracie Elvin's #CrepeMonday inauguration

Since about 2012, I have had an ongoing battle with my friend and fellow “Dutchie” (Yes, I hold a Dutch passport), Lauren Kitchen, about ...