I have great news. Alltech LifeScience is
going to continue to sponsor my bike adventures. As you may have heard, this
year I am going to race in the Haute Route. The toughest cyclosportive in the
French Alps, which starts in Geneva, Switzerland and goes to Nice France and
during the span of 7 tough racing days will cover 19 mythical climbs. Click here
for more information. I am excited to be an ambassador for Alltech LifeScience, that now aims to bring all its competence from animal nutrition to human nutrition. Alltech is world renown for its work with yeast derivatives, organic minerals and micronutrients, and finally humans are going to be able to directly benefit from these products that have proven to be key to health in animal nutrition. The Alltech LifeScience sponsorship has also lead to some really new adventures for me. I would have never thought that I could combine my expertise with my
bike passion as now is planned. I have been through a stringent enrollment procedure to one of my most exiting adventures, and I have now been selected. I believe it was a combination of my PhD in comparative pathology, my veterinary expertise, my proven endurance ability and my association with Alltech
LifeScience that has opened up the door for this adventure. I have been selected to participate in a program aimed to evaluate oxidative stress and micro-nutrition in the European Space Agency (ESA) Columbus module. It is in fact ESA’s future laboratory and one of the elements of the International Space Station I will be biking on a stationary bike in a 3 day journey in outer space in June 2013. The purpose is to measure metabolic
stress and the influence of micronutrition on stress parameters. I will also measure the metabolic reactions of a chicken that will come along. I know that I am not the first civilian to be in a space program or space ship, but this is just so big for me, I get the chills just thinking about it. This is the first time in history someone is biking in outer space and also the first time that a chicken has been in outer space.
Click here to see some pictures of Stina in training.