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|Special Blends||Frankie's Formulas|
|Weight Range||150 -185 lbs|
|By Need:||Over 3 hour formula, Cramper's Blends, Heavy Sweaty, Low Flavor Blends|
It’s Not Just Another Race By Frankie Andreu
"Paris-Nice is a test of endurance, stamina, and enduring what is thrown at you. The cold eats through calories and because it’s the early season the body is not as efficient compared to during the middle of the season. The increase in race intensity and the increase in the number of race days make it critical to stay ahead of the nutrition curve to stay at a high level.
Everyone knows the biggest race in France is the Tour de France. But there is another race that many riders set as their number one goal and program their season to win - this would be Paris-Nice. This early season stage race is as critical a component in setting up a rider’s fitness as the backbone is to the body. Without it everything collapses. Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, essentially held at the same time, are critical races in helping a rider reach peak form for the classics. Paris-Nice is not just another race because it provides the bridge from training races to the real races, it’s the first long stage race of the year. The race is eight days long where most of the previous races have all been only four to five days. It’s the first time to really test yourself against the best riders and to test your body in its recovery and level of fitness.
Paris –Nice is known as “The Race to the Sun”, but seldom is the sun shining at the start. The riders are met with cold, wet, and sometimes snowy days. The weather has always been a factor in Paris-Nice. It's not so much a factor in who wins or loses but who survives and who doesn't. The coldest I've ever been on a bike have all been during Paris-Nice stages. I remember one year when I was racing we protested at the top of a mountain pass because of the amount of snow that was falling. We sat around for a half-hour, threw some snowballs, and then the organizers made us keep going. It was not one of the smartest moves we did, stopping and cooling down to freezing, to only have to restart the race. I remember Marc Madiot, who worked for the race at the time, yelling at the riders to keep going and that we were all a bunch of pansies. I also remember when Marc Madiot was a rider. He would be the first one off his bike the moment it got cold yelling, "Annule, Annule." How quick someone’s disposition changes from behind the heater of a car. There were many times on downhill's where I couldn't control my bike because I was shaking so hard from the freezing temperatures. It felt like my top tube was spaghetti and my whole bike was going to fall apart. It would shake side to side so badly that I could barely steer or see where I was going. When I shake that much I can't see, my eyes get so rattled in my head everything becomes fuzzy. At the time I realized what was happening but I couldn't get my eyes to stay still. It really wasn't any fun at that point. This is usually when I said to myself, "They're not paying me enough for this."
Paris-Nice is a test of endurance, stamina, and enduring what is thrown at you. The cold eats through calories and because it’s the early season the body is not as efficient compared to during the middle of the season. The increase in race intensity and the increase in the number of race days make it critical to stay ahead of the nutrition curve to stay at a high level.
I created this mix in pink-lemonade for events like Paris Nice. This was designed to be an all terrain/all weather conditions mix with just a tiny amount of protein so I never feel hungry. Long hard days in the saddle where maintaining my bodies fuel is the key for success. This mix is everything a rider needs to hammer out a 100 miler with no gels, salt pills or bars.
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