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    Optimal Training

    It may seem odd to harp back to theory originating from 1967 by a scientist called Yakovlev, but the basic principles surrounding ‘getting fit’ are still as true today as they were back then. 
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    30km of Swiss magic, the Albulapass has it all!

    We’ve had the pleasure of visiting Switzerland a few times now and the Swiss Alps are certainly a must for any avid mountain loving cyclist. 
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    References

    Research studies supporting fuelling with 2:1 Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates:

    Stellingwerff, T & Cox, GR. 
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    Recovering from the Final Stage

    Interestingly, whilst we’re going to suggest that you take a recovery drink as soon as you finish, just so that you limit the tiredness you’re going to feel the next day, beyond that, you know what, who cares? 

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    Event Day 3 & Technical Information

    Need we tell you that Day 3 is like Groundhog Day again? 

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    Event Day 2

    This is going to be a little bit like Groundhog Day! 

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    Event Day 1

    We’re going to cover quite a lot of information under ‘Day 1’ but please bear in mind that many of the areas discussed here will simply be repeated on Day 2, Day 3 and so on. 

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    Carbohydrate Loading

    The purpose of carbohydrate loading is to super-charge your physiology with glycogen (the form that carbohydrate is stored within the body). 

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    Travelling

    If you’re travelling long distance to your event, especially if it’s on an aeroplane, you need to be organised with your nutrition, or you could just find yourself eating anything and everything! 

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    Before You Go

    We won’t go into detail about how to train and prepare physically for your chosen event, because this article is centred entirely on nutrition. 

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    Stage Race & Multi-Day Event Nutrition

    At long last, we have put together a definitive nutritional guide for stage-racing and multi-day events. 
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    20 Years of TORQ

    Although perhaps better-known for our cutting-edge Performance Nutrition products, did you know that TORQ has been a cutting-edge Fitness Consultancy since 1999 and one of the reasons we originally called ourselves TORQ was because successful coaching and consultancy requires extemporary communication.