Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has partnered with Team Sunweb and sports nutrition specialists, BORN, to maximise the cycling team’s performance throughout this year’s cycling season
The ongoing collaboration has resulted in the creation of ISO PRO+, an energy beverage with optimal muscle recovery benefits that contains DSM’s Peptopro ingredient to aid faster protein absorption and support immediate muscle recovery, both during and after exercise.
The sports nutrition drink has been given to the team’s cyclists, including 2017 Giro d’Italia winner and 2018 Giro d’Italia number two, Tom Dumoulin, to support not only their performance during races, but their recovery between events.
With just days between competitions, such as the Giro d’Italia that ended on 28 May and this weekend’s Hammer Series in the Netherlands, it is vital to ensure the athletes’ nutrition is of the highest standard.
Tom Dumoulin comments: “When preparing for a race, it’s crucial I have peace of mind when it comes to my nutrition and energy. Since drinking ISO PRO+, I can really feel the difference in my performance – both during training and events.”
Titia van der Stelt, Food Expert, Team Sunweb, says: “Before we started working with DSM as an innovation partner, we found that our cyclists were not always making the best use of isotonic mineral drinks and energy beverages."
"Replenishment of carbohydrates, fluid and minerals during exercise is crucial and, with Born ISO PRO+, our team also benefits from Peptopro.”
She adds: “With a refreshing fruit flavour, we now encourage every cyclist to drink at least 25 mL of ISO PRO+ every 20 minutes during a training session or race, for maximum results.”
“Working together with Team Sunweb to create Born ISO PRO+ has been a great experience, and we are looking forward to seeing the team achieve further success – this time in the Hammer Series,” comments Ruedi Duss, Global Marketing & Business Manager at DSM.
“With Peptopro, protein can be absorbed quickly and effectively, to ensure muscles recover as fast as possible. For a small ingredient, it can have a big impact. We are confident that Peptopro is the right ingredient to help power Team Sunweb throughout this competition, and those to come.”
The partnership between DSM and Team Sunweb has supported all of Team Sunweb’s cyclists to improve the performance of the team through their health, nutrition and materials during 2018’s tough cycling schedule.