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Frans claes

BIO

  • Member of Loving Hut MTB Team
  • Living & Training in Leuven (Belgium)
  • Build in 1983 (34 years of age)
  • Nutrition & Energy vegan & plantbased products only
  • Started mountainbike competition at the age of 25

career highlights

One days events: 

  • Belgian Champion 2015 & 2016
  • Overall Winner UCI World Series Marathon 2017
  • UCI World Series Marathon La Paterna (Spain) 2017

Stage Races:

  • Trans-Wales (2008)
  • Trans-Portugal (2009)
  • Trans- Maurienne (2012)
  • Copa International do Brasil (2013)
  • Breck-Epic (2015)
  • Tankwa Trek solo (2017)
  • Algarve bike Challenge (2017)

Dreams

  • World Championship
  • Cape Epic
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My bike

"I choose the components and nutrition which I like and believe they can help me in achieving the highest results"

My choices: 

  • Frame: Bianchi Methanol FS
  • Suspension: Fox
  • Handlebar: Ceetec
  • Handles: Spirgrips
  • Grips: Esi grip
  • Seatpost: Ceetec
  • Saddle: Sella Italia
  • Brakes: Magura
  • Gearsystem: Sram eagle 
  • Wheels: Stans Notubes Podium
  • Tires: Schwalbe
  • Sealant: Squirt
  • Lube: Squirt
  • Pedals: Crankbrother
  • Bearings: Cbear
  • Plug: Dynaplug

My nutrition

"As a vegan athlete I take 100% plantbased products. Therefor I use vegan, pure and organic sportnutrition which  benefit my health and my performances". 

My choices: 

  • sportnutrition: innerme
  • sportsupplements: sportscontrol
  • enzymes: qyz
  • food: fry's family

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Vegan athlete? 

 

Why did you change your diet to vegan? Do you have enough proteins to do sports at the highest level? Whats the most difficult part of being vegan? In the interviews below I try to answer these and many more questions about the vegan lifestyle. 

FRANS SHOWS JANA FROM NEWSMONKEY.BE HOW TO EAT VEGAN AND DO SPORTS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

Vegan & Topsport - Interview by the 'Artevelde Hogeschool' in Gent

L'explication en français pour le 'vegan challenge' de newsmonkey.be & Fanny