What Do Cyclists Eat? | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes San Diego California Meal

Last week, I shared 4 protein-packed recipes with peanut butter on my text-based blog barthaynes.com. Today, I’ll be piggybacking on the idea of fuel-endorsing foods for cyclists.

This post is based on an article from www.active.com¬†titled “What Pro Cyclists Eat for Success.” I was surprised to learn more about what other expert cyclists eat before and after big rides.

Continue reading below to see what top riders cook up in the kitchen. Bon appetit, fellow cyclists!

Tejay Van Garderen, BMC: Before a ride

Oatmeal with a handful of almonds or walnuts, a few teaspoons of molasses for the iron and taste, and raisins or dried fruit.Barton Haynes San Diego CA Food

Chris Horner, RadioShack-Nissan: While Riding

Sandwich made with an English muffin, bacon, an over-easy egg, and a thick slice of Tillamook cheddar. Barton Haynes California Food

Christian Vande Velde, Garmin-Barracuda: While Riding

Serrano (Spanish cured ham) on a baguette with olive oil and tomato.

Barton Haynes San Diego Food

Evelyn Stevens, Specialized-Lululemon: After a Ride

Sweet potato, kale, broccoli, and roasted beets stir-fried with eggs or chicken in olive oil and coconut milk.Barton Haynes San Diego California Food

Taylor Phinney, BMC: After a Race

Pasta or risotto with Parmesan cheese and olive oil.Barton Haynes San Diego Cycling Food

I hope that the meals of these pro riders give you some inspiration today! Thanks for reading, fellow cyclists, and as always, happy riding!

-Barton Haynes


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