The organised chaos of the feed zone

Ineos riders picking up musettes in the race feed zone at the Giro d'Italia
Ineos riders picking up musettes in the race feed zone at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Alex Duffill)

From the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix to the GP Kranj and Tour of Estonia, every bike race around the world has one thing in common – the feed zone.

Positioned along the course of every race in professional cycling, the feed zone is a key point of the race often overlooked by fans – it's not a high-mountain climb or a steep hill where riders can make a difference, but its unseen effects still have a large influence on the action.

Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix