Culinary secrets of Colombian cycling, Part 1: Powered by Panela
Culinary secrets of Colombian cycling, Part 1: Powered by Panela it's primary producer. So what does panela taste like? Much in the same way that brown sugar has a basically unrefined sugar. Nearly as hard as a brick, panela is sourced from sugarcane, which is commonly cycling. To this day, Colombia retains the highest consumption rate of panela per capita...and is also molds. Panela has long been a part of Colombian culture, and has always been a part of Colombian banned drug. It wasn't even a sophisticated dietary aid or energy bar. It was panela. Panela is
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and panela, both of which are proven to make you a better climber. Guaranteed. Well, not really...but
Culinary secrets of Colombian cycling, part 3: Arepas
arepas? In the past, I've spoken about foods like panela, bandeja paisa, and bocadillo within the context of cycling. In the case of panela and bocadillo, these foods are intrinsically linked to the sport
Medical side effects of being a cyclist, and riding the Vuelta a Colombia. Plus, a Belgian wheel theft is captured on video.
particularly funny, in how very Colombian it is. Only in Colombia, where chicken broth and panela are
Culinary secrets of Colombian cycling, Part 2: Bocadillo
panela and bocadillo had two very important and undeniable effects of Colombian cyclists. First, the commentators from Colombian radio and television. "Powered by panela and bocadillo, the Colombian rider has
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"brick broth", in reference to the panela chunks dissolving in water (laughs). They do look like bricks would take panela and bocadillo to Europe for major races. It was endearing, but also very telling food you consumed. What are your memories of that food? Yes, it's certainly true. We took our panela so was panela, I even remember taking some panela for my teammates when I raced in Fagor and in Systeme U. Panela is this great symbol of Colombian simplicity that, through riders like you, was
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one that was published here earlier) about panela. I hope most of you will take me up on one or more
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in the back pockets? They are bocadillo and panela, the two simple foods that Colombian cyclists
Interview: Ramón Hoyos, Colombia's first great champion
, or plain water. If you want to know what "panela" or "agua panela" are, read my earlier post about eat a little bit of panela. Sometimes, we'd have little bread rolls, which we'd soak in agua-panela panela and cycling. Hoyos demonstrates his healthy appetite. Next to him are a teammate (left) and
Altitude, warm weather, huge lunches and bit of adventure. Cannondale-Garmin's Ben King talks about training in Colombia.
love arepas con chocolo, agua panela. One of my favorite things to do in South America is go to the
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with them to Europe in the 1980s. Panela. (Read more here) The Colombian department of Boyaca has had a
Reassessing LeMond, rethinking cycling icons
Colombians bringing foods like bocadillo and panela to Europe, while Americans had a thing for eating
Lucho Herrera's bike from the 1986 Tour de France—an interview with Rebolledo Cycles
and drug traffickers. Agua panela and bocadillo for starters! Note the Colombian flag on the
Con la mente tranquila y la conciencia limpia. Entrevista con Juan Pablo Villegas.
, pues a punta de panela no lo van a lograr. Ahora, han empezado a tener controles, y en los dos últimos
A calm mind and clear conscience in the midst of an ongoing storm. An interview with SmartStop's Juan Pablo Villegas.
well in that race, you won’t be able to do it on panela alone [the English equivalent of saying “on
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