17 storeroom essentials of pro nutritionists - proof good nutrition doesn't need to be costly or complicated

Which staple foods and core ingredients do pro cycling nutritionists keep in stock at all times? Rob Kemp asks four specialists for their must-have items

Alan murchison cooking with Ollie Bridgewood
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It’s the job of a team’s nutrition scientists and chefs to keep the supply truck well-stocked with the essential foods for carb-loading, energy on the go and post-event recovery

But what do these experts in eating swear by when browsing the supermarket shelves? If we were to have a nose around their kitchen and open their fridge, what would we discover? 


Team nutritionist at Soudal Quick-Step, former pro cyclist, London 2012 Olympian

Will Girling

MSc Dip.ISSN SENr, team nutritionist at EF Procycling


Michelin-starred chef, world & European duathlon champion and national-level Masters cyclist

Matt Lovell

Team GB nutritionist, founder of supplements brand Amino Man

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Rob Kemp
Freelance Writer

Rob Kemp is a London-based freelance journalist with 30 years of experience covering health and fitness, nutrition and sports sciences for a range of cycling, running, football and fitness publications and websites. His work also appears in the national press and he's the author of six non-fiction books. His favourite cycling routes include anything along the Dorset coast, Wye Valley or the Thames, with a pub at the finish.