What are the main ideas?

The author, Nigel Mitchell is the head of nutrition at professional cycling team Canondale Drapac. He shares lots of the strategies he uses with professional cyclists and covers topics such as losing and gaining weight, fuelling before, during and after races and hydration.


How would I describe the book to a friend?

It’s a book about food and healthy eating for cyclists written buy a guy who in charge of nutrition and food for a professional cycling team

Things I liked

I like the way he uses things he learned from his clinical work in hospitals to help cyclists, and how he shares this.

I like the way he talks about cycling and nutrition making the connections throughout the book. He often gives examples of what the pro’s do making it a fun and interesting read for anyone interested in cycling.

If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be?

The section on gut health was really useful and something I definitely need to look at. Get some probiotic yogurt and try some fermented food to Improving my gut health