British Cycling's nutritionist shares recipe secrets

20 July 2012 by
British Cycling's nutritionist shares recipe secrets

World-class athletes need world-class nutrition and sports nutritionist Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition for British Cycling, has revealed some of his best recipes for feeding our cycling champions.

Mitchell, who has a dual role as nutritionist for British Cycling and Pro Cycling - who are currently competing in the Tour de France, has a vital support role for both teams. He is in charge of the overall strategy for feeding and nourishing the record-breaking cyclists, including Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Victoria Pendleton.

"It is essential to maintain the optimum weight-to-power ratio for each rider for peak performance," Mitchell said. "For some, every extra pound is an extra pound to push around the track; for others, increased weight is needed to keep them at their highest power level."

Mitchell relies heavily on the Thermomix multi-functional, cooking, steaming, mixing and prepping kitchen machine to support him with this responsibility.

Recipes are available at

By Lisa Jenkins

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