During the Tour de France, teams’ routine can go out the window at short notice, when the individual time trial is coming right up. Preparation, procedure and even meals deviate quite radically from the standard schedule – an enormous challenge for each rider of the teams. We take a look behind the scenes of the BMC Racing Team, the World Champions – Men's team time trial from 2014 and 2015.
To find your way into a new sport it helps knowing the special terminology. PowerBar provides you with the small ABC of the jargon of the Triathlon scene so you can participate in triathlon smalltalk right from the start and of course focus completely on your training.
We all know the situation: It’s rainy, wet and foggy outside - not very appealing to go on a cycling tour. But is skipping the workout really an option? No way! An easy, and most of all dry, alternative is the stationary bike.


A new Sixdays in London. The event is nothing short of a sensation, a promising sign of things to come. In velodromes across Europe, this type of race has been in a steady decline for the past years, with the last Sixdays in the capital held in 1981. The message to the enthusiastic UK audience is clear: “Cycling is coming home.” For the riders, it essentially means the chance for an additional contract, a sense of perspective.
The tiny speedos have been Faris Al-Sultan's trademark. Now it is time to say goodbye. With PowerBar the Ironman world champion of 2005 hangs up his swimming trunks once and for all. In this interview he talks about the beginnings of the sport of triathlon and explains what his speedos have to do with Judoka outfits.
What you do the day before a race can have a big impact on your performance. Professional Triathlete Rachel Joyce gave us a special insight into her day before IRONMAN Texas in May 2015, where she placed 3rd. 
Summertime sees many mountain bikers get in the saddle and attempt to cross the Alps. Being on the road with their bike for several days requires plenty of planning and preparation. We asked Stefan Hermann for some helpful tips and got some information about his alps crossing.
After nine strenuous stages, a day off finally arrives for Tour de France riders. But even on these non-competitive days, putting their feet up isn’t really an option for members of the team, nor for the riders. A short break away it definitely is not! The pros take their bikes out for a low-tempo ride. One difference to the stages though is they get do get to have the odd treat while they are out.
The fourth stage of the Tour de France is the mother of all challenges. As well as sending riders through six sections over precarious cobblestones, it forces them to stick it out for 223.5 kilometres – longer than any other stage on the Tour’s route.
So what do the pros need to remember when performing this kind of strenuous activity, what do they get out of taking on these stages and why do they have to ride over cobblestones anyway? Judith Haudum of the BMC Racing Team reveals all.
Have you ever gone head to head with a real world champion or taken on a Tour de France stage winner? On the #powerbartour you get the unique chance to show big names such as Marcel Wüst, Faris Al-Sultan or the BMC Racing Team pro riders who's got what it takes.
Into the saddle after baguette and red wine may have been the tactic in the old days. But not now. Modern Tour de France riders need a carefully selected nutrition strategy. PowerBar has been collaborating with the Tour de France for more than 10 years. So if you want to find out which tricks of the trade the pros follow when it comes to eating, you'll enjoy reading the following insights.
Winter sport athletes have specific nutritional requirements: Fluid intake for example needs special attention. In our interview with Andreas Birnbacher he shares some valuable information with us on this important topic. The German Biathlete is in the middle of the competitive season, but has nonetheless taken time out for an interview about nutrition with us.
The ironman Hawaii isn’t just extremely challenging physically and psychologically, but also in relation to the management and planning of nutrition. These challenges already begin in the days leading up to the race during the event preparation phase, as eating and drinking in a foreign country requires a well thought out strategy. Climatic conditions such as the extreme heat in Kona make the competition even tougher, and strongly influence the nutritional tactics during the most spectacular long distance event in the world.