Do you know your carbs? More than half of endurance athletes could be fuelling wrong, study finds

Carb-loading proved a particular knowledge gap - check out how you’d stack up in the study’s questionnaire

Female cyclist fuelling on a bike ride
(Image credit: Future)

Although the risks and prevalence of under-fuelling in endurance sports (such as cycling) are quite widely discussed, much less is known about why athletes are under-fuelling.

Is it because they simply don’t know what the current carbohydrate intake recommendations are? Or are they instead struggling to put their knowledge into practice? Or, perhaps could endurance athletes be fully aware of the recommendations, but are choosing to disregard them for some other reason?

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