How To

Welsh Cycling head coach Darren Tudor’s top sportive tips

Tudor prepares to help rugby legend Gareth Thomas take on Etape Cymru

I think one of the biggest areas for people will be making sure they fuel properly during the event though. Hydration is one of the key areas. There are plenty of nutrition companies out there to get advice from. Hydration is crucial, and they should be aiming to drink maybe 500ml to 750ml every hour. That’s the traditional guideline.

Geraint Thomas knows the importance of staying hydrated (pic: Sirotti)

Right from the off, people need to make sure they are eating. Early on in the ride it’s about getting anything solid in – energy bars, anything sweet they might want to eat and make up themselves. A professional cycling will typically make maybe wraps, with a bit of Nutella in or brioche. Fuelling right from the off will be the biggest challenge though.

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