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Omnium Racing Requires A Blend Of Endurance And Power

Zachery Bell is a Canadian cyclist with a point to prove and he’s now even closer to reaching his dreams after taking silver in the recent track world championships in Melbourne, Australia. 
 Omnium cyclists like Zach capture the spirit of competition by tackling six distinct races that demonstrate their speed, strength and stamina. Omnium racing requires a exceptional blend of endurance and power as it takes an entire day to complete, and each individual race demands explosive acceleration. Keeping energy levels topped off is paramount as Zach has to be as fresh for the last race as he was for the first.

Zach is a great example of a man who has the focus and determination to view each part of his event as a whole and to use his brain as well as his power to keep on winning. After completing his Australian event, Zach was smiling when he told he was “one step closer to that London Gold today in the Omnium at the World Champs. Six grueling events made me happy for my Herbalife24 Rebuild Endurance – it kept me in the fight till the end.”

Zach talks about his performance here:

Jamie Shirlaw Wins Sheffrec CC Spring Road Race.

Jamie Shirlaw is young British rider who loves cycling as an integral member of ‘Team Herbalife Leisure Lakes Bikes’. He’s got a string of strong UK wins behind him and he recently secured a triumphant first place in the Sheffrec CC Spring Road Race. 
Jamie is proof that success isn’t down to luck as he won this challenging South Yorkshire race last year too.

Working in harmony with his team, he jumped away from the main field early in the race, and managed to hold off the pack. With two laps to go, he was holding only 22” but he dug deep and his final sprint was beautifully timed. Proper fueling no doubt played a role in Jamie’s victory as riders in a breakaway can burn well over 1000 calories per hour, and without replacing those calories, that sort of effort is simply unsustainable.

The endurance needed to keep ahead of the pack and maintain his position throughout the race shows that Jamie’s one to watch in road racing.

Jamie Shirlaw -24 Hour Athlete – Fuelled by Herbalife 24 Prolong