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.
During the Tour de France, teams’ routine can go out the window at short notice, because the team time trial is coming right up. Preparation, procedure and even meals deviate quite radically from the standard schedule – an enormous challenge for each of the teams. We take a look behind the scenes of the BMC Racing Team, current team time trial world champions.
Die vierte Etappe der Tour de France hat’s mächtig in sich. Gleich sechs Mal müssen die Fahrer über holpriges Kopfsteinpflaster, zudem stehen mit 223.5 Kilometer so viel wie bei keiner anderen Stage auf dem Zettel. Auf was müssen die Profis bei solch einer extremen Belastung achten, was macht den Reiz der Etappe aus und warum fährt man überhaupt über Kopfsteinpflaster? Judith Haudum vom BMC Racing Team gibt Einblicke.
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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.