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Dubai Summertime Fitness

It’s officially summer and the temperatures are reaching uncomfortable highs across the UAE and GCC. But, if done smart, you do not have to give up your training regime through the summer.

Although, through the summer we all want to hibernate indoors until the cooler weather rears its head through the humidity, if you stick to these simple tips, cycling this summer could become beneficial. (more…)

Revolution Cycles Dubai does Sani2C

A hug well done to Stewart Howison and Neil Sleight of team Revolution Cycles Dubai for completing the 2017 Sani2C.

This 3 day stage race leaves from the beautiful Glancairn Farm in Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and takes teams through some of the most picturesque scenery in KwaZulu-Natal and experiencing nature at its best.  The first day was 82km long and ended at MacKenzie Country Club in Ixopo.  Day 2 saw riders spending 96km in the saddle, with the stage ending at Jolivet Farm.  The final day, although a wet and cold start was a 82km stage with the finish line on Scottburgh Beach.

This was the teams second attempt at the Sani2C, where they were not able to finish the first time round due to Stewart colliding into a tree and hurting his shoulder.  But Team Revolution Cycles Dubai have now gone back and conquered this amazing race; adding more adventures into their memory banks.

Stewart and Neil were on their BH Lynx Race 29″ bikes which would not have fared the terrains as well as they did without their Vittoria Saguaro tyres.  Being Fueled by Science with SiS each day ensure that the team were sufficiently supplemented with SiS Energy; SiS Hydro; SiS Rego Rapid Recovery and SiS Electrolyte.  And of course Stewart was not going to leave his trusty Wahoo Elemnt behind, giving us all a chance to track him live on each day of the race.

Well done guys! We are sure that this will not be your last Sani2C.

Giro d’ Italia: Amore Infinito

2017 sees the 100th Anniversary of the Giro d’ Italia.  The Giro saw its first race in 1909 organised to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.  As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world.

Although the route changes every year, the format of the race stays the same.  This years Giro d’ Italia finishes in Milan, which was where the first edition of the Giro ended in 1909.  Further, that the final stage of the centenary edition will be an individual time trial.

With 9 stages already under the belt for the 2017 Giro d’ Italia, and 12 stages left to go before its finish on 28th May 2017; here is a breakdown of all the action so far: (more…)

Hydration for the Summer

Why hydration is important:

Managing your hydration is key to maximising your performance.  Without proper hydration, you not only hamper your performance, but you limit your training gains and prolong your recovery. With 70% of the body made up of water; water is the body’s transport medium between cells.  It allows gases to diffuse across cell membranes; lubricates joints and absorbs heat and aids in regulation of temperature.

When you sweat you not only lose water, but sodium (electrolytes) as well.  Sodium aids in the absorption of water; as such by drinking solely water, this will dilute your sodium levels leading to headaches and fainting.

Thus why the importance of replacing not just water by electrolytes as well. (more…)

Dubai Tour 2017 – Highlights (and low lights)

The Dubai Tour 2017 has come and gone; with increment weather and mechanical issues, let’s have a look at some of the highs and lows of the Dubai Tour 2017.

The Dubai Tour Angels:

A big acknowledgment first needs to go out to the Vittoria Servizio Corse neutral support vehicles that were out on every stage assisting the pro-riders. Vittoria performed their service with 3 vehicles and 6 professional team members (3 drivers and 3 professional mechanics).

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