Love a good coffee and a long cycle? Good news! A while ago the World Anti-Doping Agency removed the ban on caffeine intake. Originally it was set to a miserly 8 espressos per day but good common sense prevailed and now cyclists can indulge in as much coffee as they want without penalty.

Caffeine is a performance enhancing stimulant not only during exercise but also during your recovery. Australian scientists have found that significant intake of caffeine improves blood glycogen levels by up to 65% four hours after intense exercise.

There’s only one catch: you need to consume more than 5 cups of coffee with a carbohydrate-rich meal following your cycling session. So, the next time you pull into your favourite coffee shop after your Saturday cycle, order the bottomless coffee with your full English.


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