Biju and Allen 2022 CX Worlds
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USA Cycling Announces Culinary Team For Cyclocross World Championships

By: Outside  January 26, 2022

Chef Biju Thomas of Outside and Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs to cater to Team USA

USA Cycling is sending 38 athletes to the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclocross World Championships, and Chef Biju Thomas of Outside and Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs will be preparing the meals for all of them throughout the weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

Thomas and Dr. Lim have collaborated for years, cooking for elite professionals and everyday riders around the world. The pair have co-written three Feed Zone cookbooks for athletes, drawing on their overlapping experience in the kitchen, in the lab, and on the road with professional cyclists.

“There’s this false narrative that to be an elite athlete you have to suffer unending hardship,” Dr. Lim said. “While there’s no doubt that it takes a lot of commitment, sacrifice, and pain to be the best, it’s also true that at this level - at the world championships - that nurturing and care to the point of ‘spoiling’ an athlete is not only deserved but an extraordinary competitive advantage. So on our home turf, we’re so excited to spoil these athletes with incredible food and hospitality.”

“We are super excited to be able to look after some of the best cyclists in the world, especially as a lot of these athletes, coaches and staff have grown up in cycling with us,” Thomas said. “It’s like being around family.”

Thomas has been executive chef to scores of professional racers, race teams, and top-level races, from the Amgen Tour of California to Quick-Step. Thomas has appeared on the Food Network with Guy Fieri, and created the Little Curry Shop in Denver, Colorado.

But you don’t have to be on Team USA at the Cyclocross World Championships to enjoy the scrumptious and nutritious work of Dr. Lim and Thomas. All cyclists and fans of cycling can enjoy their recipes in the Feed Zone cookbooks available now in the Outside Shop. Further, all members of USA Cycling are eligible for a free Outside Cycling Bundle that gives you complete access to all member content on and 6 print and digital issues of award-winning Peloton Magazine.