Fuelling for the mountains

How INEOS Grenadiers use Science in Sport to fuel a Grand Tour

The peloton during the 103rd Giro d'Italia 2020, Stage 18 a 207km stage from Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano
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Every day of a Grand Tour is different. What doesn’t change is the need to fuel correctly to ensure each individual rider can perform to their best and then recover ready for the next day. 

Dr Marc Fell is one of the INEOS Grenadiers performance nutritionists; his role is to ensure riders are fuelling optimally. “The stages within a Grand Tour are classified as either flat/sprint, hilly, mountain or time trial and each of these classifications will have unique demands, parcours and terrains,” he says.