Cyclists

Nickname: Sid Sharma

Birthday: August 7

Current Location: Mumbai, MH

My journey started as a hobby, then I came to know about competitive cycling, so I started training. Having a basic bicycle and seeing that I could overtake people with the “carbon” cycles motivated me to continue cycling and for the love of speed. I also became a member of racing groups and continued racing and winning.

Career Highlights

1st & 3rd in Mumbai Championship U-18 and open respectively

2nd in States Time Trail

1st in States Mass Start

1st and 2nd in MTB Nationals U-17

5th in Dadar-Virar Race

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport is…

a way of getting out of my comfort zone and finding my physical capabilities.

On a typical training day,

I do: 3 hour ride followed by some rest and 2hours of weight training or crossfit exercises.

I eat: oranges, oats with milk, electrolyte, banana, eggs, protein bars.

I wear: my usual comfortable jersey with bib shorts (lycra) with a reflective strap and a helmet.

I listen to: to Backstreet Boys, Lauv, Abstract, Metallica, EDM, Punjabi songs.

I recover by: foam rolling and a massage.

I cross-train by: going to gym and doing my studies.

My idea of an effective weight training session is

a training where I have put in efforts to an extent when I come home I feel the burn in my legs.

The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was

when I could defeat some renowned cyclists of Mumbai.

The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career is

1. If you think you can do it, you definitely can so don’t back off.

2. Keep it professional, competition during race, friends after the race.

3. Take inputs from everyone and do what you think is right.

Before a big race, I tell myself

“You have come so far, don’t get nervous. When you are tired even others are. Winners put it just a bit more effort after getting tired and win.”

The toughest race of my life was

racing in Dadar-Virar, helping a team rider on climb ,plus closing the gap between breakaway that happened and then making a solo breakaway before 8kms and ending the race with an all out sprint. It was a race where I had to put in a lot of effort, but it paid off in the end.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far

riding 200kms for the first time in heat with my teammates.

Sid Sharma Unived Cycling Team

My training sanctuary is

Western Express Highway, Ahmedabad Highway, Climbs in National Park, Tungareshwar and climbs in and around Aarey Colony.

I nourish my soul with

music and reading.

Unived helps me by…

RRUNN During (before workout) – They help me get fresh and energised before going out.

RRUNN Energy Gels (during workout )- When I get tired and I need something to intake so that I keep pushing hard on my pedals.

RRUNN Post Recovery mix (post workout) – To recover from all the efforts that I’ve put in so I can get up again and train the next day.

In 2019, I am setting my sights on…

Road and MTB Nationals

Mumbai Championship

Mumbai-Pune (if it happens),

Various races that will happen in Mumbai.

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

Proper nutrition is the key to growth and success. It can make one from suffering to stick to the bunch to making a breakaway from the bunch or leading it.

My favourite Unived product is…

I have tried RRUNN During in some of my important race days and training, it has given me some good results.

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