With outstanding sportsman such as Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and a London Olympics gold medal in the same year and Mark Cavendish, World road race champion and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Britain has emerged as a major nation in both road as well as track cycling!
Membership of cycling clubs are booming with an increasing number of sports enthusiasts actively participating and competing in road races, time trials and specialist training camps. Cycling provides great cardiovascular exercise and tones the entire body. Due to these health benefits, this low-impact sport is also very popular in form of spinning classes as offered by most gyms.
In particular, road racing is considered a highly challenging endurance sport with professional riders pushing their bodies at a maximum capacity for many hours at a time. As a result cyclists are said to be among the fittest athletes in the world!
20 year old, Billy-Joe Whenman from Kent is a road racing, MTB and cycle cross professional who spends 30h plus in the saddle every week.
‘As a professional cyclist I’m well aware of the need for sufficient iron levels, crucial for a maximum performance over a sustained amount of time. Just think of road races that run over several days with very little recovery time in between stages! I work with a dietician to ensure my diet- in combination with my training- allows me to continuously increase my physical performance. Spatone has helped me to increase my overall endurance levels and is now an essential part of my training and supplement routine.’
is a 100% natural
iron supplement that has been scientifically shown
to provide iron with a higher bio-availablity than conventional iron tablets
or multivitamin formulations containing iron.
Because of this unique bio-availablity, Spatone has also been scientifically shown
to cause fewer of the side effects that are often experienced with iron supplementation
such as constipation or nausea.
Today Spatone is recognised and used among an increasing number of professional and amateur, male and female athletes who want to go the extra mile.
Spatone is now also available with a delicious apple taste and added Vitamin C - all the goodness of Spatone now even more convenient!
Female endurance athletes (in particular runners
!) and male and female vegetarian
athletes are at a higher risk of iron depletion
. A blood test undertaken by your doctor can examine the concentration of haemoglobin in your blood and the amount of stored iron in your blood stream (ferritin blood concentration) to establish if you need to actively include more iron in your diet
or dietary supplementation