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The former track cyclist, known for explosive sprints, was quickly picked up by the British National team and began competing for the coveted yellow jersey in the Tour de France in 2007.
Now, on the heels of a ridiculously busy summer race schedule—the Tour of Switzerland and British Championships in June and the 2015 Tour de France in July—Cavendish is in full-on training mode and focused on eating right.
Instead, I’ll take an alternative, like almond milk or sometimes soy milk.” 2.
Snack Your Way to Recovery Never go completely synthetic—your body needs real food.
There are, of course, other exercises that can facilitate progress on the track, but the low impact nature of biking makes it simpler to just hop on and develop legs and cardio that way, while improving skills in the sport itself as well.
“When we talk sprinting—going fast on the bicycle, [I believe] doing long distance riding will actually make you quicker,” says Jamie Staff, a former cycling champion—he won Olympic gold for Great Britain in the team sprint in 2008—who switched to track cycling in his 30s after being named World BMX champion in 1996.
And like track and field events, there are both sprint and endurance events.
Track cycling is especially popular in Europe—particularly Germany, the UK, France, and Belgium—but it was once a popular spectator sport in the U.
Humorously, a bike manufacturer (who shall remain nameless so as to not unduly embarrass them) audaciously claims on their website to have produced the world's first folding bike in 1973.
Wishful thinking by their marketing department I suppose.
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