The Tour de France : Discount Supplements Look Into The Science Behind Cycling

It’s the centenary tour, the 100th year of the majestic tour of France. Since 1903 the best cyclists on the planet have gone head to head in a staged road race designed to see who was the most proficient, and more importantly, the most consistent rider on the planet! Seeing as nutrition, conditioning and of course supplements play such an important role in getting the edge over your competition (unless your name is Armstrong), it’s only right that Discount Supplements, the UK’s largest multi- brand supplement retailer are in attendance!

Once we land in the French capital it’ll be operation check in to hotel, drop off gear, take pen and pad and prep the brain for some serious learning! You see one of the other reasons we’re attending the Tour de France this year is because the ‘Sport Nutrition Conference’ recognises the importance and relevance of sport nutrition for sports, particularly endurance events such as the Tour de France, and are thus holding an invite only conference from Saturday 20th July through to Tuesday 23rd!

The conference is made up of 15 seminars (including workshops) which cover everything from ‘Dietary protein needs in endurance cyclists’ to ‘New and exciting ergogenic aids’, so basically anything new that may be set to hit the supplement market! Further still, these lectures are to be delivered by THE leading Professors, Doctors, Dietitians and Sports Nutritionists from around the world…worth listening to then!

Below is a list of some of the subjects covered at the conference, and as real ambassadors of the philosophy ‘fitness is both an art and a science’, Discount Supplements will be utilising Tom to disseminate and funnel all that was discussed into our supplements!

Dietary protein needs in endurance cyclists

Novel ergogenics in competitive cycling and long distance running

Dietary strategies to maintain proper hydration for endurance athletes in the heat

Sport specific problems and solutions

Exogenous carbohydrate ingestion during the Tour de France

Practical recommendations to maximise carbohydrate intake during prolonged endurance exercise

Dietary protein and short term muscle disuse

The list goes on, and we will be feeding back all that we learn soon! Roll on the 20th July…roll on the Tour de France!








About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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