Most cyclists don’t think much about protein; that oversight is a mistake. Consuming adequate protein ensures the maintenance of lean muscle mass, might improve cognition and sleep, and potentially helps to keep you from getting sick [1-3].
Protein matters, and if you’re eating enough, in high quality, you’ll likely be able to train harder, ride faster and enjoy cycling later in life than your protein-deficient riding mates [1, 4].
So how much protein should you eat? Recommendations are listed in grams per kilogram of your body weight per day (g/kg) .