Could you help fuel Chris Froome? Team Ineos are hiring a performance nutritionist

An essential job supporting the likes of Froome and Geraint Thomas

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One of the most essential aspects of winning the Tour de France is fuelling.

Pushing your body for 21 days demands a huge number of calories and a water-tight strategy for keeping riders in the best condition possible.

With that in mind, Team Ineos are on the hunt for a new lead performance nutritionist to help Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal reach the top step in the biggest races.

The performance nutritionist will be responsible for helping individual riders with their fuelling in both races and training.

But as you’d expect with a performance-focused team like Ineos, the bar has been set very high.

The job advert says: “The organisation prides itself on being pioneers within the sport, and this philosophy is incorporated in all aspects of the organisation. The Team Ineos performance support team delivers human science, equipment and data analytics services and we are looking to recruit innovative, high performing practitioners to develop and grow this exciting team.

“Reporting to the head of performance support and innovation, the focus of this role is to lead the performance nutrition service to the team. You will deliver team wide and individual rider performance nutrition service provision and bespoke performance solutions in both the training and racing environments.

“Your performance delivery will be underpinned by best in class knowledge and delivered with best in class practitioner skills. In particular you will be able to positively influence nutrition behaviours across a wide range of cultures, and you will specifically be able to communicate highly effectively to both English and Spanish-speaking athletes.”

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The full time role will see the new nutritionist spending between 80 and 150 days a year away at races and training camps, while overseeing nutritional programmes, assessing nutritional data, while adhering to WADA codes and other regulations.

You can view the full job description (opens in new tab) here.

Ineos expect a highly qualified candidate for the role, including a PhD in sports nutrition, food hygiene qualifications, and six years experience in sport nutrition at a high level.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.