How Bad Is Alcohol For Cycling Performance?

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Drinking alcohol the night before a bike ride has a serious effect on your recovery and cycling performance. Or does it? With the help of data from Whoop and Training Peaks, we do some Dan Lloyd inspired “science” to see how a hangover affects recovery, heart-rate and power output when compared with an effort when we’re fresh and well rested.

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