How MitoQ supports NZ Cycling Project’s race success
We’ve been following the team’s progress and keeping up with how MitoQ has been supporting them throughout the races. Their 2022 race results were nothing short of amazing, and their MitoQ reviews speak for themselves.
2022 was an incredible year for MitoQ Cycling Team NZ Cycling Project – a team of professional New Zealand cyclists who managed to earn a collection of wins throughout last year in America’s Joe Martin stage race and the Tour of Somerville – followed by an amazing end to the year at New Zealand’s Tour of Southland, the race the team members call their “biggest race of the year”. As their sponsors, we’ve been following the team’s progress and keeping up with how MitoQ has been supporting them throughout the races. Their 2022 race results were nothing short of amazing, and their MitoQ reviews speak for themselves.
Tour of Somerville & the Joe Martin stage race
The MitoQ NZ Cycling Project team started their year on a high by racing – and winning – in a series of the USA’s biggest cycling races. Team member Josh Burnett claimed honors in the Young Riders classification and team member George Jackson won “King of the Mountains” at the UCI 2.2 Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas – going on to also win North America’s oldest cycling race: the Tour of Somerville.
“It is so special to win Somerville and it is actually the first time I have ever been able to throw my hands up after winning a big bike race, to do it with help of my best mates is something I will never ever forget, I just can’t believe it’s happened”, said George at the time.
New Zealand’s Tour of Southland
While some of us might call that enough exercise for one year, the team then set their sights on New Zealand’s Tour of Southland – a seriously challenging multi-day cycling event. How far is the Tour of Southland? It’s a race that takes seven back-to-back days, covering 863 km (536 miles) throughout New Zealand’s South Island: Invercargill, Lumsden, Te Anau, Queenstown, Bluff, Gore and Winton. In short, it’s no piece of cake – but there is some great scenery along the way.
So, how did the team prepare?
“We’ve now been with MitoQ for a number of years”, notes James Canny, the team’s manager. “All our athletes take the product. Coincidentally, we’ve seen really great increases in endurance and recovery.”
Recent clinical trials support this. Research carried out by Ulster University and The University of Auckland has found that MitoQ can successfully be used to improve cycling performance and can also prevent damage to mitochondrial DNA after exercise. MitoQ Pure is also Informed Sport certified.
“Taking MitoQ has really helped me just recover between sessions and be good for the next race”, adds team member Ben Oliver.
Of course, the team also put a lot of hard training and preparation into the race, and had a lot of support from family and friends – and it all paid off.
“I think, not only for me but for the team, it’s the biggest race of the year for us and we won it”, says Josh. “We won Team’s Class, Yellow, KOM (King of the Mountains), a couple of stage wins...it doesn’t get much better than that.”
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