Cyclists can benefit from moderate amounts of caffeine, which is why I like the caffeinated GU and Hammer gel products. The general advice is to avoid more than 150mg of caffeine, but over what time duration is unclear. I’ve not seen an issue taking 3 energy gels per hour as yet, which would be about 60mg / hour.
Of course, coffee is one aromatic way to get one’s daily does of caffeine.
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