Rouleur conversations podcast: The toughest women's race in history and the Cycling Chef

Its sponsor was a potato snack manufacturer and it was run by a former US special forces soldier who knew little about cycling. How the 17-day Ore Ida race in America became a beacon of hope during a downturn for women’s cycling in the 1990s. Author Isabel Best joins us to discuss her feature in issue 102, out now.

Michelin-starred chef and Canyon-SRAM dietician Alan Murchison has a new book out, The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Getting Lean and Fuelling the Machine.

The Cycling Chef
Much like riding a bike, it’s all a question of balance, says Alan. Input equals output; look after yourself, but treat yourself too. The man talks a lot of sense, so listen up.

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