In 2017, Team Jumbo-Visma introduced something new: personalized meal plans. A dietitian calculated the energy requirements for riders and translated them into customized meals. Initially, this service was only available to the team's top riders. During certain stage races, Roglic had the opportunity to enjoy a personalized meal, and he was immediately interested as he recognized its potential to enhance his performance as a cyclist.
He can pick his personal portion from the app at the buffet prepared by the chefs. Five meals a day, all tailored to Primoz's needs.
In addition to the app, the human aspect remains tremendously important. Therefore, Primoz maintains daily contact with the chefs and nutritionists. This allows for ongoing adjustments to the app's calculations and enables him to continue learning himself.
The first results
Primoz begins winning his time trials. He becomes extremely aerodynamic. This, combined with the perfect nutrition strategy, leads to him winning Olympic gold. Not all teammates enjoy doing team time trials with him (or did you Robert? 😉)
Winning means drinking champagne with the entire team. When you have Primoz on the team, this means a lot of champagne throughout the year!
But Primoz's all-time favorite drink after a race is alcohol-free Heineken 0.0 beer. The best part about it is that it's a perfect recovery option too. It helps with rehydration and refuels the body with some initial carbs.
And before you realize it, you'll find yourself with your favorite recipe blown up life-sized on the kitchen truck! That's definitely selfie-worthy.
All Grand Tour victories are celebrated at the Team Jumbo-Visma headquarters. All staff members come together to raise a toast and celebrate the win. And, of course, some crazy Dutch treats are included, like tompouce.
All the best Primoz
We're sorry to see you go, but we wish you all the best at your new team, Primoz. Cheers, Team FoodCoach.