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Is the new ‘healthy’ Coke TikTok challenge something cyclists should try?

Is the new ‘healthy’ Coke TikTok challenge something cyclists should try?

The unusual recipe is the talk of Tok Photo by: @mandyvjones Have you heard of the latest trend? TikTok users are trying to make a…

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The unusual recipe is the talk of Tok

Photo by: @mandyvjones

Have you heard of the latest trend? TikTok users are trying to make a so-called “healthier” version of Coca-Cola. From the videos, it seems like the drink is hit or miss, but it certainly looks like the famous soda pop. Users mix balsamic vinegar (!), ice and sparkling water to try and create a new “New Coke.”

Coca-Cola has a long history in cycling. The fizzy drink sponsored the Tour de France for decades, with all riders using distinctive red water bottles adorned with the company logo. In 1990, the Australian Institute of Sport conducted a survey with 11 of the 19 men’s cycling teams in the USPRO Championships and found that almost all of the riders would drink a Coke toward the end of the race. Check out this listing I just found on #Poshmark : Tour de France 80’s Vintage Coca-Cola Water Bottle. https://t.co/cDGn3aBMYD #shopmycloset @poshmarkapp — Carol Moreno (@mybeademporium) April 30, 2022 The advantages to the drink make sense. There’s obviously the caffeine which ill provide a pick-me-up to a tired body, plus, there’s a ton of sugar. Even with a wide variety of sports drinks to choose from, you can still spot pros having a Coke right after a race. Lovely day watching Stage 1 of @thewomenstour in Oxfordshire. Fabulous to see @Elisa_balsamo in her new stripes. @valcar_ts pic.twitter.com/CZIMrKCcrR — Chris Price (@TheWorstTrip) October 4, 2021 Although it’s unclear if this new “healthy” coke is […]

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