Ensuring your body is fueled and hydrated is one of the most important aspects of cycling training and racing. If you don’t get enough in your body, your ride can quickly go south. No one knows that more than the pros. When it comes to meeting fuel needs for training and racing, the great cycling teams mean business. Named Sport is one of the top choices for pros to hydrate and refuel on or off the bike.
If you’re unfamiliar with Named (pronounced nah-med because it’s an acronym for Natural Medicine), endurance athletes in Europe are all too familiar with the Italian company’s products. You may have noticed some of the giant “bottles” on the side of the Tour de France route. Indeed, NamedSport is an official sponsor of the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, as well as races like Milano-Sanremo and Strade Bianche. It is also the sponsor of several WorldTour teams.
The company was established in 2014 when founder Andrea Rosso formed a partnership with one of Italy’s leading natural medicine companies, Named SPA. The company quickly became a major player in the sports nutrition market, especially among elite cyclists.
Hydra Zero Isotonic Tablets
If you’re looking for a quick way to hydrate after a tough run, Isotonic Hydra Zero tablets fit the bill. Each bottle contains twenty tablets. To use the product, all you have to do is drop one into a glass and fill it with water. It’s basically like old alka-seltzer tablets – they fizz and dissolve in your drink and you’re good to go. The refreshing drink comes in orange or lemon-lime and goes down easily. Most importantly, the drink contains a blend of vitamins and electrolytes that gives you a quick and tasty hydration fix. The good part too is that the mixture does not contain any sugar.
$9.00 at unoimports.com.
A delicious snack different from some other brands, the energy bar is puffed rice with fruit juice and fruit puree. The crispy texture of rice makes it a tasty and easy way to get carbs into your body on the bike. It is light and easy to digest.
$29.88 for a box of 12 at unoimports.com.
The energy bar is lactose-free, suitable for vegetarians and available in five flavours: apricot, banana, wild berry, peach and strawberry.
To check out their products, go to NamedSport.com, to get these products and other Named Sport lines of performance nutrition in Canada, visit www.unoimports.com.
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