The surprising reason Pro MTB rider uses gum before a race

Semi-Pro Cycling

02-09-2023 • 14 mins

The surprising reason and performance benefit Pro MTB rider Puck Pieterse uses gum before a race.
We dive into the fascinating connection between gum and cycling performance. Plus World Championships Recap, the Evolution of Endurance Training, an Altitude Adjust App and the Social Media Rounds.

You can watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/-wH8iATvL_Q

Links

World Champs:
RunGum: https://rungum.com/products/bubblegum-12-pack
10 Bike Tech Highlights - Cycling World Championships: https://road.cc/content/feature/10-bike-tech-highlights-cycling-world-championships-303173
British Cycling could take legal: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/motorcycles/british-cycling-could-take-legal-action-to-prevent-japanese-and-french-federations-from-using-new-track-bikes/ar-AA1f9yDR
Canyon Speedmax CFR Track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4JuxS8y_Oo
Abraham Gebru’s Strava: https://www.strava.com/pros/6817837#interval?interval=202331&interval_type=week&chart_type=miles&year_offset=0
Articles
The rising price of entry-level road bikes: https://road.cc/content/feature/rising-price-entry-level-road-bikes-303057
The Future of Endurance Training: https://www.outsideonline.com/health/training-performance/future-of-endurance-training-research/
Products:
Altitude Adjust - Garmin Datafield App: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/4abe1b06-3099-4847-8415-815021353931
Social Media
Marlen Reusser climbs off mid-race in World's Elite Women's Time Trial: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marlen-reusser-climbs-off-mid-race-in-worlds-elite-womens-time-trial/
After the Tour de Suisse, I fell into a hole: Marlen Reusser explains decision to abandon Time Trial World Championships: https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling/after-the-tour-de-suisse-i-fell-into-a-hole-marlen-reusser-explains-decision-to-abandon-time-trial-world-championships
Tweet by Sadhbh OS: https://twitter.com/SadhbhOS/status/1689936699080519680