USA Cycling Announces Culinary Team For Cyclocross World Championships

January 26, 2022

Chef Biju Thomas of Outside and Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs to cater to Team USA.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling is sending 38 athletes to the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclocross World Championships, and Chef Biju Thomas of Outside and Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs will be preparing the meals for all of them throughout the weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

Thomas and Dr. Lim have collaborated for years, cooking for elite professionals and everyday riders around the world. The pair have co-written three Feed Zone cookbooks for athletes, drawing on their overlapping experience in the kitchen, in the lab, and on the road with professional cyclists.

“There’s this false narrative that to be an elite athlete you have to suffer unending hardship,”  Dr. Lim said. “While there’s no doubt that it takes a lot of commitment, sacrifice, and pain to be the best, it’s also true that at this level – at the world championships – that nurturing and care to the point of ‘spoiling’ an athlete is not only deserved but an extraordinary competitive advantage. So on our home turf, we’re so excited to spoil these athletes with incredible food and hospitality.”

“We are super excited to be able to look after some of the best cyclists in the world, especially as a lot of these athletes, coaches and staff have grown up in cycling with us,” Thomas said. “It’s like being around family.”

Thomas has been executive chef to scores of professional racers, race teams, and top-level races, from the Amgen Tour of California to Quick-Step. Thomas has appeared on the Food Network with Guy Fieri, and created the Little Curry Shop in Denver, Colorado.

But you don’t have to be on Team USA at the Cyclocross World Championships to enjoy the scrumptious and nutritious work of Dr. Lim and Thomas. All cyclists and fans of cycling can enjoy their recipes in the Feed Zone cookbooks available now in the Outside Shop. Further, all members of USA Cycling are eligible for a free Outside Cycling Bundle that gives you complete access to all member content on VeloNews.com and 6 print and digital issues of award-winning Peloton Magazine.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Angelina Palermo at apalermo@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).