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British Cycling links up with nutrition provider Science in Sport in four year deal

British Cycling pursuit team 2007
Jack Elton-Walters
11 Jan 2017

Science in Sport will work directly with British Cycling and Team GB athletes

British Cycling and Science in Sport (SIS) have agreed a new four year deal that will see the nutrition provider working directly with Great Britain Cycling Team riders. 

The length of the contract coincides with the present Olympic cycle, which will culminate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

British Cycling says that SIS will be working with its athletes 'to create bespoke nutritional strategies to fuel them ahead of key competitions throughout the next four-year cycle and, ultimately, towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.' 

As well as the professional riders on the British Cycling track programme, SIS says that everyday British Cycling members will also benefit from its expertise, including from Mark Cavendish who is an elite sports consultant for the brand. 

With the ongoing UKAD investigation into potential wrongdoing in cycling still hanging over the sport, particularly over former head of British Cycling Sir Dave Brailsford, supplement ingredients need to be expertly screened.

Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s joint most successful Olympian, and another of SIS's elite consultants, said: 'As a professional athlete you need to trust every element of your training, including your sports nutrition, and SiS are experts in screening for banned substances through its world-leading informed sport programme.'

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