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Hydration: the different needs of women

Do you have a strategic drinking plan for training and competing, or do you just drink to thirst? What do you drink and how does that imp...

Why wearing shoe wedges or foot orthoses won't increase your sprint power

This time last year Honours researcher and former National Road Series (NRS) rider Boon Kiak Yeo wrote an article for CyclingTips about a...

The Turbine: backed by science or a simple placebo?

After the stage 1 team time trial at this year’s Vuelta a Espana Chris Froome tweeted that he had just used the Turbine breathing aid for...

Foot wedges and orthoses for cycling: do they make a difference?

For years cyclists of all levels have been using foot orthoses, shoe wedges and shims with the belief that such devices can increase thei...

Xenon gas as a performance-enhancing drug: doping or just hot air?

Last month The Economist published an article suggesting that Russian athletes have been using xenon gas as a performance-enhancing subst...

What effect does age really have on cycling performance?

Chris Horner turned heads earlier this month when, at 41 years old (Masters 3 here in Australia!), he became the oldest rider ever to win...

High-fat, low-carb diets: good for you and your cycling?

For decades the use of carbohydrate in a cyclist’s diet has been a given. We know from research findings that carbohydrate is necessary f...