Triathlete Diet - What to eat to compete
Triathlon is a challenging and time consuming sport, with three different disciplines to prepare for you will frequently be training twice a day.
It's therefore important to fuel your triathlon training by eating the right foods, at the right times, to ensure you recover sufficiently between sessions and achieve a healthy body weight and the right amount of daily calories.
We speak with Olympian, Emma Davis on what it takes to make sure you're ready on race day.
How to avoid bonking whilst cycling with natural energy foods
Struggling with bonking, or blowing-up, whilst cycling during endurance rides?
Find out why synthetic gels and bars are often the root of this sudden loss of energy and how real food prevents this much-dreaded issue - helping you perform better for longer!
Not as fun as it sounds, bonking on your bike can spell disaster for any ride or race, but is easily prevented with good natural nutrition and a well-practiced fuelling strategy.
What you put in, you get out...
An evolution of a Cyclist
How to prepare and survive an epic cycling event with good training, great natural nutrition and the right mental attitude.
We re-connect with Hans-Peter Knudsen after his transformative experience on Rapha's Cent Cols Challenge to learn more about how his riding (and thinking) has evolved.
How to choose the best cycling energy bars
When choosing the best cycling energy bars for you there are several considerations; why you are using it, when you are using it, what it will do for you and above all else the personal consideration of taste and enjoyment.
Here at Veloforte we believe the best energy bars are those that deliver natural fuel in a tasty, powerful and delicious way that can be easily digested and absorbed by your body.
In this post we look at what makes the best bars for you.
The Long Road to the High Road - Pt IV: Haute Route Stelvio
Mid-way towards his key event later this year, the Haute Route Iron, we catch up with Jim Cotton as he competes in the Haute Route Stelvio... 225km of Italian mountain passes, racking up a quad shaking 8,600m of ascent.
Keeping it simple is the order of the day for his nutrition and pacing when climbing these iconic mountains in Italy.
The truth about sugar: Why is it important for athletes?
Say the word ‘sugar’ and it conjures up some common themes; there is a perception that sugar is bad for us, that it contributes to weight gain and increases risk factors for health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
But the truth about sugar is that it comes in many forms, it is not just the white stuff that people heap into their tea, and sugar itself is not the problem...
It is all about timing.
Best carbs for cycling & running to keep your stomach happy
We know when your stomach is churning that you can’t enjoy your training and you won’t perform to your best either.
So, if you’ve suffered the indignity of a dash behind a tree, we understand your need. We also know it doesn’t have to be this way!
We’ve spoken to Will Girling, head nutritionist at ONE Pro Cycling & TREK Drops about how real, natural food can fuel your performance, helping you to feel and perform better.
Riding Mallorca like a PRO with Tiffany Cromwell
A story of the perfect ride: beautiful roads, incredible views, great friends, and amazing real, fresh food.
Veloforte goes riding with Australian professional road cyclist Tiffany Cromwell of the Canyon/SRAM racing team in Mallorca, on the Velusso camp.
The Long Road to the High Road - Pt III
Back to Basics, Back to Better PlacesTraining for the Haute Route Iron takes time, determination and some healthy doses of 'man-up'. In this Part 3 of our series 'Long Road to the High Road', Jim takes advice and help from someone who knows how to bring a rider back from fatigue and re-engages with his passion and soul. Focus and pacing (plus a little sunshine) make all the difference...
The Long Road to the High Road - Pt II
De-training Camp & the Flourishing of Fatigue.After the highs of the beautiful scenery and glimmers of form in his legs during his trip to Andalucia, the three week run-in to Jim's training in Nice was a definite low. What follows is something of a dashing of dreams, yet such is the way with training… what needs to be true in our minds doesn’t always fall into our laps.
The Long Road to the High Road
Tapas and Towns in the Sky – Andalucia Training CampIn a series of blog-posts, we follow Jim Cotton, a seasoned rider & Veloforte Ambassador through the year as he trains for the infamous Haute Route Iron challenge; a stage event comprising two weeks of tough competition in the high Pyrenees and French Alps, taking place in late August 2018.