What: Honey Stinger Organic Gels Suggested use: During endurance workouts when quick energy boosts are needed. Gels are best used in tandem with other solid food products to reduce GI-discomfort. Benefits: Organic ingredients and carbohydrates from multiple sources - which are proven to be more effective at fueling during prolonged exercise. Today's 160km Tour de France stage from Antwerp to Huy is the first chance for classic riders and GC big hitters to test their legs. Although pretty short at 160km, the stage finishes on the fabled Mur de Huy. "The Mur" is 1.3km long at an average gradient of 9.6%. It's a climb for punchy and explosive climbers who can sustain massive power outputs after 3.5-4 hours of racing. After two previous, relatively short stages, riders are going to be fresh and ready to go for the yellow jersey when the race arrives at the bottom of The Mur. Here's how to fuel a race winning attack:
- Build a race long fueling strategy that is focused on fueling for optimal performance after 3.5 hours of racing. This includes consistent hydration and balanced nutrition: carbs, some fat, some protein. They are all a part of a winning fueling strategy.
- What product is going to work best for your race winning attack? Don't find out during the race - find out by testing different products in training. Some athletes like caffeine at this stage of a race, others do not.
- Choose a fast acting product that is easy on your digestive system, like the Honey Stinger Organic Gel or Waffle. Honey Stinger Organic Gels and Waffles are proven to work well with many of our athletes, and have caffeinated and non-caffeinated options.