I’m not a gel consumer in general, but I’ve seen Peter Sagan squeeze them down his gullet enough times to know that there might be something to them. Sean Kelly has said that they get the energy to you like nothing else and that they’re good before ‘the last climb’.
I’ve got a race tomorrow (with a ‘last climb’) and was wavering over bringing none, one, or two along. Then I read this:
I’ve got over 4 hours to ride tomorrow, so if I follow the directions I’d have to suck back at least 12 of these things. They do helpfully suggest that your limit should be 20 GELS / DAY, but I can’t help thinking: could this be criminal?