Cannondale-Drapac Cycling Head of Medicine Kevin Sprouse

Back for his third appearance on the Lost in Transition Podcast, fan-favorite Dr. Kevin Sprouse brings helpful info for age group athletes and provides a behind-the scenes look at life on the road with a UCI pro cycling team.

Some topics covered include:

  • The benefits of a 1-2 week mid-season break
  • Post workout and post race recovery myths and facts
  • Maintaining ideal rider┬árace weight during the Tour de France
  • Sleep hygiene during cycling grand tours
  • How cycling teams eat during the Tour
  • How he manages to eat and stay active while on assignment at cycling events
  • What a typical day looks like for the staff and cyclists
  • What information┬áhe has access to during the race
  • Daily monitoring for age group athletes
  • Tracking cumulative fatigue (both simple and advanced methods)
  • Using tracking devices for health data (and why FitBit can be helpful even for more advanced athletes)
  • New developments in glucose monitoring for non-diabetic athletes and possible links to performance

When he’s not on the road with Cannondale-Drapac, Dr. Sprouse sees pro and age group athletes at his Knoxville, TN-based practice, Podium Sports Medicine.