This article is from the Misc Bicycles FAQs, by various authors.
Roger Marquis (email@example.com)
It's sometimes difficult to assess the effect of diet on athletic
performance. While some riders seem to do well no matter what they eat
many unknowingly handicap themselves with less than optimal eating
habits both on and off the bike.
Most elite cyclists do watch their diets very carefully and will
attest to the value of eating intelligently. These riders are
generally able to sense the subtle physical signs of different dietary
regimes and plan accordingly. Here are some tips on what to look for
and look out for.