Drinking a lot of coffee doesn't affect caffeine's performance enhancement, says study

Caffeine will have the same effect no matter how much coffee you regularly consume the study says

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A single cuppa or a five, it turns out it doesn’t matter how much coffee you drink, as more of it won’t have a negative impact on the performance enhancing benefits of caffeine on our cycling.

The sport’s love affair with coffee sees most of us stop for a mid-ride café stop on a longer ride, while caffeine shots are popular supplements that many riders consume, amateurs and professionals alike.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.