With Tour de France in full swing, we thought it was time to dedicate an issue to cycling. Whether you're a competitive cyclist, recreational pedaler, or simply a spin enthusiast, there's something for everyone in this edition.
Should cyclists eat keto? Does plant-based eating improve cycling performance? Should you get an e-bike? We've covered all of these topics (and more) in this Tour de France-inspired newsletter.
4 facts about Tour de France:
🇫🇷 Competitors cover 2121mi (3414km) over 23 days with only 2 rest days.
🥂 Until 1960, riders routinely drank champagne, wine, and beer during the race, making for a fun (and wobbly) ride.
🥖 Riders need 60-90g carbohydrate/hour on the bike, which is the equivalent of 4-6 slices of bread.
💦 Some cyclists lose up to 2.4L sweat/hour during the most intense stages, making fluid and electrolyte repletion a constant concern.
1. Does keto help or hinder cycling performance?
High-fat diets are hot right now, but carbs still reign supreme when it comes to performing at your very best. For low-intensity rides, it might be a different story.
2. Pros and cons of plant-based eating for cyclists.
Plant-based eating can promote long-term health without compromising performance, however, it requires thoughtful planning.
3. Should e-biking be part of your training program?
World Masters Cycling Champion and Elo Community Manager, Anne Valta, shares her experience with e-biking plus the latest research.
4. The best recovery products for cyclists.
Confused about recovery nutrition products? We've compiled a list of the best expert-approved choices including protein powders, electrolyte mixes, and more.
🚨 New podcast
Elo CEO, Ari Tulla, discusses how we're bringing a new level of precision to personalized nutrition with B-Time host, Beth Bierbower.
Hungry for more? Check out our Ultimate science-baked guide to improving cycling performance with personalized nutrition.
Disclaimer: The text, images, videos, and other media on this page are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose or replace personalized medical care.