Cycling is exciting, but make no mistake it is a very tough sport.
Bicyclists are considered especially hardworking athletes, able to withstand a high degree of suffering, tenacity, courage. They're in need of the best virtues that are derived from companionship to achieve their personal and collective goals. The landforms and weather are, rather than obstacles, inducements of any cycling race.
Establish Calendar!With a proper training plan your probability of success is far greater.
Daily Workouts!The important details about the training you will be doing on a daily basis.
Follow the Plan!Stick to your plan and you’ll get the results you desire.
Cycling is passion and personal challenge; if you meet your own expectations, then you will feel satisfied.
A good rider is measured by their attitudes towards others and not for their personal achievements.
Pedro Delgado... Tour de Francia 1987
Cycling is a sport of great background, many miles a day and many days of practice. Therefore food before, during and after cycling is very important, especially in competition. This is aimed to avoid the dreaded exhaustion that we get on more than one occasion, making cycling a real ordeal when you suffer.
Feeding should ensure optimal reserves of energy in the body. The total body glycogen reserves for an average individual is 300 to 400g.; of which approximately 100g. are stored in liver and 300g. in muscle. A properly trained individual must reach between 700 and 800g store. glycogen; of which approximately 600g. will be in muscle and 200g. in the liver. Liver glycogen levels maintain blood sugar as long as muscle glycogen is used in metabolic reactions for obtaining energy levels in localized muscle.
Those athletes who ingested carbohydrates during exercise in the right amounts, can delay fatigue and thus improve performance. Incorporating these nutrients in training or competition is to maintain high blood glucose. As our glycogen stores are depleted, it becomes the main fuel to maintain the intensity.