How Many Calories a Pro Cyclist Needs

Pro cyclists need to consume almost three times the number of calories when racing or training as the average person—about 6000-7000 calories per day. Pro cyclists can burn up to 10-15 calories per minute during a hard training session or race. Since… Read More

Replace Gels and Energy Blocks with Real Food Snacks: Try Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Most athletes are used to eating gels or energy blocks. A sticky bite uses everyday ingredients to deliver that sweet kick in a more palatable way. Even more importantly, the higher moisture content in the carbs allows the… Read More

Why Real Food Is Better than Gels, Blocks, and Sports Bars

If you’ve read Dr. Allen Lim’s introduction to Feed Zone Portables, you were treated to a lovely exploration of the human gut to see how liquid and solid foods are digested and absorbed. Lim wanted to show why… Read More

Inside the Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen at the Tour of California

Skratch Labs has a history with the Tour of California. In previous years, chef Biju Thomas drew from recipes found in The Feed Zone Cookbook to provide race hotels with the official Tour of California race menu. At… Read More

Skratch Labs to Provide Neutral Human Support for All Teams at AMGEN Tour of California

Cycling enthusiasts are familiar with MAVIC and its iconic yellow neutral support motorcycles and vehicles that patrol the peloton at the Tour de France providing mechanical support to stranded racers. In a first for the cycling world, the… Read More