Friday, March 27, 2009

One more coffee for the road?

From today's NYT:

Caffeine, it turns out, actually works. And it is legal, one of the few performance enhancers that is not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. So even as sports stars from baseball players to cyclists to sprinters are pilloried for using performance enhancing drugs, one of the best studied performance enhancers is fine for them or anyone else to use. And it is right there in a cup of coffee or a can of soda.

Full article.


Cap'n said...

Make mine a double.

skiffrun said...

I think that there are limits on the amount of caffeine Pro Tour cyclists are allowed. My impression is that they all drink their limit (coffee, coke) before a race, and then are handed those little cans of coke during the race, partially to deal with the allowed amount of caffeine.

I could be wrong. wouldn't be the first time. Likely would'nt be the last.