The process of nonfunctional overreaching is far from understood, and the sports physiology community could be of great help to the cyclists if we are able to shed light on this phenomenon.
Half of British adults believe their local roads are too dangerous to cycle on
Leeds (home of Human Kinetics Europe) will host the grand départ of the 2014 Tour de France
Even before this year’s historic Tour de France, audacious moves were already afoot to bring the race to England.
The success of British riders in the Tour de France and Olympic Games has already inspired increasing numbers of their compatriots to get on their bikes.
Now there could be a new, completely legal and rather surprising weapon in the armoury for riders aiming to shave vital seconds off their time – beetroot juice, or rather the high nitrate levels it contains.
The UCI is set to introduce scanners to help identify ‘mechanical doping’ at next month’s Tour de France.