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Nutrition Strategy for Stage Races & Multi-Day Events

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Having recently returned from Lanzarote with the TORQ mountain bike race team who participated in a UCI-sanctioned 4-day off-road stage race, this topic couldn’t be fresher in our minds. In this article, we’re going to look at the idiosyncrasies of stage racing and the simple practical steps you could take from a nutritional perspective if you’re looking to do something similar yourself.

Whether it’s a stage race, multi-day event or training camp, we’re going to cover everything. We will be looking at the steps you should take before you travel, whilst travelling, the day before the event starts and what to do once you’re in the thick of it. Of course we’ll also talk you through dealing with the aftermath – what to do when it’s all over – although we can assure you all the hard work will have been done by then.

You may have entered a formal stage race, or you could be riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats as a challenge with your friends, the principles are the same, so take the time to read these resources.

BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVELLING

CARBOHYDRATE LOADING

EVENT DAY 1

EVENT DAY 2

EVENT DAY 3

FINAL STAGE & RECOVERY

REFERENCES

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