Pro cyclists tell us about their favourite junk food

We chatted to several BMC riders at their winter training camp in Dénia, Spain, where we asked them about their favourite food guilty pleasures and how often they indulge...

(Image credit: chris catchpole)

As cyclists, having spent most of December eating and drinking far too much chocolate, alcohol and mince pies, we often feel overweight and sluggish in January. If you are feeling guilty, fear not, even professionals indulge in junk food. Despite their super-human capabilities, professional cyclists are humans too and you might be surprised to hear about some of the things they eat and when they eat them.  Read on to find out...

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.